Globacom And MTN Resolve Interconnect Debt Dispute

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that the interconnect debt dispute between MTN Nigeria Plc and Globacom Limited has been resolved in a friendly manner.

Allub Times reports that telecommunications giant MTN threatened to disconnect Globacom customers from its interconnect system if they later failed to pay the outstanding debt allegedly owed to MTN.

This resolution ensures that the service for millions of subscribers using both networks will not be disrupted.

After issuing a public notice, the NCC mediated between the two telecom companies, resulting in the withdrawal of the disconnection approval previously given to MTN.

“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,” the NCC said in the statement signed by its director of public affairs, Reuben Mouka.

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

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.