Glo, MTN Resolve Interconnect Debt Dispute

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have announced that the interconnect debt dispute between MTN Nigerian Communications Plc. (MTN) and Globacom Limited (Globacom) has been amicably resolved.

This is coming following the recent decision that MTN received from NCC to suspend calls from the Glo over piling interconnect charges. However, on Thursday, the disconnection approval granted to MTN for the disconnection of Globacom has now been withdrawn.

In a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs of the commission, Reuben Muoka, “Following its initial Public Notice, the Commission with the aim of mitigating any potential disruptions to subscribers undertook further regulatory intervention, by mediating between the parties and facilitating the reconciliation process.

“The 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.

“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.

“This statement serves as a reminder of the Commission’s commitment to fostering a stable and compliant telecommunications ecosystem in Nigeria,” the statement added.

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