The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), gave approval to MTN to disconnect all Glo subscribers from its network with effect from January 18, 2024. According to the NCC, MTN would partially disconnect all Glo subscribers and restrict them from making calls to MTN network, but they can receive in-coming calls generated from the MTN network, with effect from January 18, 2024.
The NCC which gave the order in a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Reuben Muoka, said the decision became necessary, following the refusal of Globacom to pay interconnection fees owed to MTN.
Although the NCC did not disclose the amount owed by Globacom, it however said it had investigated the matter and decided that Glo subscribers be partially disconnected after 10 days from yesterday.
The statement explained: “The Commission hereby notify the public and subscribers of Globacom that approval has been granted for the partial disconnection of Globacom from MTN Nigeria, due to non-settlement of interconnect charges.
“Globacom was notified of the application made by MTN and was given opportunity to comment and state its case. NCC, having examined the application and circumstances surrounding the indebtedness, determined that Globacom does not have sufficient or justifiable reasons for non-payment of the interconnect charges