The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted MTN permission to disconnect Globacom (Glo) from its network due to unpaid connection fees.
This decision was announced by Reuben Muoka, the Director of Public Affairs at NCC, in a document titled “Pre-Disconnection Notice.”
Glo’s failure to settle its outstanding debts despite multiple settlement attempts is the reason behind this action. During this partial disconnection, Globacom customers will only be able to receive calls from MTN users and will not be able to make calls themselves.
However, they will still have access to all other network features, including data services and outgoing calls to other networks.
The statement read, “All subscribers are, therefore requested to take notice 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.
“At the expiration of 10 days from January 8, 2024, subscribers of Globacom will no longer be able to make calls to MTN but will be able to receive calls.
“The Partial Disconnection, however, will allow in-bound calls to the Globacom network,” it stated.