The Nigerian communications commission has suspended its plan to bar Glo subscribers from calling mtn lines for 21 days.
In a statement today, NCC’s director of public affairs, Reuben Mouka, said the commission decided to suspend the action after the telcos agreed to resolve all outstanding issues between them.
Earlier the regulatory body said it has approved MTN Nigerian communications plc. To commence the phased disconnection of Globacom limited with effect from January 18, 2024, due to a long-standing interconnection debt dispute between the parties.
However, the commission said it expects mtn and Glo to resolve all outstanding issues within the 21-day period, insisting that interconnect debts must be settled by all operating companies as a necessary component towards compliance with regulatory obligations of all licensees.
According to the NCC, its approval for disconnection would have potential impacts on consumers, stressing that mobile network operators must adhere to the terms and conditions of their licences, especially as contained in their interconnection agreements.