We are not owning MTN interconnect charges, says Globacom

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Globacom Ltd on Tuesday debunked reports making the rounds that it was owing MTN interconnect charges.


A reliable source in Globacom told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the amount due for payment was N1.6 billion and it had been paid without controversy.

A public pre-disconnection notice signed by the Nigerian Communication Commission’s (NCC) spokesman Reuben Muoka was posted on the commission’s X page on Monday.


The notice stated that Glo failed to settle its outstanding debts despite repeated attempts at resolution.

It stated that after reviewing the application and the circumstances relating to the indebtedness, Globacom lacked the significant or justifiable reasons for failing to pay the interconnect charges.

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 done before concluding that the telco was owing MTN.

“We are not owing MTN any interconnect charges,” the Glo official said.