NCC: Glo subscribers to stop calling MTN subscribers

The Nigerian Communications Commission has approved the partial disconnection of the Globacom network from that of MTN.

The NCC’s Director, Public Affairs Department, Reuben Muoka, made this known in public notice released on Monday.

Muoka stated that the action followed the failure by Globacom in settling a backlog of interconnect charges.

The Nigerian Communications Commission has approved the partial disconnection of the Globacom network from that of MTN.

The NCC’s Director, Public Affairs Department, Reuben Muoka, made this known in public notice released on Monday.

Muoka stated that the action followed the failure by Globacom in settling a backlog of interconnect charges.

He said, “Globacom was notified of the application made by MTN and was given the opportunity to comment and state its case.

“The commission, having examined the application and circumstances surrounding the indebtedness, determined that Globacom does not have sufficient or justifiable reason for non-payment of the interconnect charges.”

According to the NCC, upon the expiration of 10 days , from the date the notice was made public, “subscribers of Globacom will no longer be able to make calls to MTN but will be able to receive calls”.

It said, “The partial disconnection, however, will allow in-bound calls to the Globacom network.”

Recall that the founder and Chairman of Globacom, Chief Mike Adenuga, has been under pressure in recent times following the apparent shrink of fortune and his drastic drop on the billionaires list.

Chief Adenuga, hurriedly paid N154 billion to the Nigerian government in October 2023, which was part of the spectrum license renewal fees for the company after the media exposed how the company owed about N200 billion and was covered by the immediate past NCC boss, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.

The partial settlement was made after the election of President Bola Tinubu following signals that a change of leadership was imminent at NCC.

Culled from IR