The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved MTN’s request to disconnect Glo from its network due to interconnect debt.
On Monday, the NCC issued a document titled ‘Pre-Disconnection Notice,’ informing the public and Globacom subscribers that approval has been obtained for Globacom’s partial disconnection from MTN Nigeria due to non-payment of interconnect charges.
The NCC, in a letter signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, noted that Globacom was advised of MTN’s application and was given the opportunity to speak and present its position.
After reviewing the case and the facts surrounding the indebtedness, the Commission concluded that Globacom had no major or legitimate reasons for failing to pay the interconnect rates.
“All subscribers are hereby notified that the Commission has approved the partial disconnection of Globacom to MTN in accordance with Section 100 of the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003, and Paragraph 9 of the Guidelines on Procedure for Granting Approval to Disconnect Telecommunications Operators, 2012.
“After 10 days from January 8, 2024, Globacom subscribers will no longer be able to make calls to MTN, but will be able to receive them.
“The Partial Disconnection, however, will allow in-bound calls to Globacom network,” according to the statement.
According to the NCC, this disconnection will remain in effect until further notice.
Checks revealed that Globacom has 61 million users and a 27.8 percent penetration rate.