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Glo users to be barred from calling MTN phone lines – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC says Globacom subscribers may soon experience difficulty calling MTN lines due to the non-settlement of interconnect charges.

NCC’s Director, Public Affairs Department, Reuben Muoka made this known in a public notice released on Monday, January 8, 2024, The Punch reports.

According to the notice, the commission granted partial approval for the disconnection of Globacom from MTN Nigeria Communications Plc.

It read in part; “Globacom was notified of the application made by MTN and was given the opportunity to comment and state its case.

“The Commission, having examined the application and circumstances surrounding the indebtedness, determined that Globacom does not have sufficient or justifiable reason for non-payment of the interconnect charges.”

The commission also revealed that Glo users will no longer be able to call those with MTN lines at the expiration of the 10 days ultimatum from the date of the notice.

NCC added; “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.”