Globacom Says: “We Are Not Owing MTN”

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Following the Nigerian Communication Commission’s (NCC’s) approval for MTN Nigeria to partially disconnect Globacom Ltd, Globacom LTD has denied reports making the rounds that it was owing MTN interconnect charges.

An anonymous source in Globacom said the amount due for payment was N1.6 billion, and it had been paid without controversy.

Recall that earlier, a public pre-disconnection notice signed by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC’s) Director of Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, had been posted on the commission’s X page on Monday, Jan. 8. The notice stated that Globacom had failed to settle its outstanding debts despite repeated attempts at resolution.

Part of the public notice read: “All subscribers are requested to take notice that the commission has approved the partial disconnection of Globacom to MTN.

“This is in accordance with Section 100 of the Nigerian Communications Act (2003) and paragraph nine of the Guidelines on Procedure for Granting Approval to Disconnect Telecommunications Operators (2012).

“At the expiration of 10 days from Jan. 8, 2024, subscribers of Globacom will no longer be able to make calls to MTN but will be able to receive calls.”

The Glo official said a proper cross checking of facts should have been carried out before concluding that the telco was owing MTN. “We are not owing MTN any interconnect charges,” the Glo official said.

The question being raised by the people is: Why did the Telecommunications Company ignore the communications from the NCC as reported by the Commission? Globacom management did not respond to the communications from the NCC; an act that the commission interpreted to be a confirmation of the accusation from MTN. Hence, the approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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