NCC bars Glo users from calling MTN users over unpaid interconnect charges

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has received a request to bar telecommunication users on the glo network from calling their MTN counterparts.

The communication agency which has approved the request said it was at the behest of MTN over the failure Globacom to settle its outstanding debts despite repeated attempts at resolution.

The partial disconnection which will be effective after January 8 will allow incoming calls from MTN users to glo subscribers but will prevent the latter from calling the former.

All other network functionalities, including outgoing calls to other networks and data services, will remain operational for Globacom customers.

“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,” the NCC announced.

“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 added.