(NCC) Nigeria Communication Commission has ask MTN to stop the disconnection between Glo from Globacom over unpaid interconnection debt. NCC in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Reuben Muoka, said the parties have now reached agreement to resolve all outstanding issues between them.
Consequently, the commission said it had put the phased disconnection on hold for a period of 21 days from today, January 17, 2024.
While the commission expects MTN and Glo to resolve all outstanding issues within the 21-day period, it insisted that interconnect debts must be settled by all operating companies as a necessary component towards compliance with regulatory obligations of all licensees.
It cautioned that keeping the terms and conditions of Mobile Network Operators, MNOs, and other licensees licences in the telecom industry was mandatory, especially as contained in their interconnection agreements.
Recall that the NCC had on January 8, 2024, published a pre-disconnection notice informing subscribers of the approval granted MTN Nigerian Communications Plc. to commence the phased disconnection of Globacom Limited with effect from January 18, 2024, due to long-standing interconnection debt dispute between the parties.
The statement read: “The commission is pleased to announce that the parties have now reached agreement to resolve all outstanding issues between them.