The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has intervened to prevent MTN Nigeria from disconnecting subscribers to Globacom amid interconnect debt disputes.
The NCC, in a statement released on Thursday, revealed that the telecom regulatory body stepped in after both operators mutually committed to resolving all outstanding issues.
Emphasising consumer interests and the seamless operation of the national telecoms network, the commission granted approval while continuing to mediate discussions between the parties.
Expressing satisfaction with the resolution, the NCC announced that MTN and Glo have successfully reached an agreement to settle their differences. As a regulatory measure, the NCC has temporarily suspended the planned disconnection for a period of 21 days, starting from January 17, 2024. During this timeframe, the Commission expects the telecom giants to amicably resolve all outstanding issues, ensuring a positive outcome for both operators and, more importantly, safeguarding the interests of the subscribers.