NCC Mediates, Resolves Glo, MTN Interconnect Debt Dispute


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Thursday, February 8, 2024 declared that the interconnect debt dispute between MTN Nigeria Communications Plc. (MTN) and Globacom Limited (Globacom) has been amicably resolved.

Following the resolution, the NCC said it has withdrawn the 21days notice of disconnection approval it granted to MTN for the disconnection of Globacom.

The Commission further said that following its initial Public Notice with the aim of mitigating any potential disruptions to subscribers, it undertook further regulatory intervention, by mediating between the parties and facilitating the reconciliation process.

A statement by Reuben Mouka, Director of Public Affairs of the NCC, said that the regulatory Commission reiterates that strict adherence to the terms and conditions of licenses, particularly those delineated in interconnection agreements, is imperative for all Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and other licensees within the telecommunications industry.

The statement further said; “In order to proactively address and prevent future instances of interconnect indebtedness within the industry, the Commission will be requesting relevant records and regular updates from MNOs, as well as adopting a transparent approach towards industry indebtedness”.

 The NCC said that its statement serves as a reminder of its commitment to fostering a stable and compliant telecommunications ecosystem in Nigeria.

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