Debt: NCC bars Glo users from calling Airtel numbers

As from October 28th, Glomobile users will no longer be able to call numbers on Airtel Network, as the telecom regulator, the Nigeria Communications Commission(NCC) yesterday announced a partial disconnection between the two networks.

NCC Director, Public Affairs, Henry Nkemadu, said its decision on the partial disconnection was taken over the complaints by Airtel Networks Ltd (Airtel) that Glo Mobile Ltd (Glo) has been unable to redeem interconnect charges between the two networks.

The NCC said it took the step in accordance with Section 100 of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 and the Guidelines on Procedure for Granting Approval to Disconnect Telecommunications Operators.

It could be recalled that MTN had made a similar complaint against Glo.

Under the partial disconnection, Glo users will only be able to receive calls from Airtel and cannot call any Airtel numbers.

The Commission’s statement added that “this disconnection will subsist until otherwise determined by the Commission”.

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