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Glo Denies Owing MTN N1.6bn

Nigerian telecommunications company, Globacom Ltd has denied the claim regarding unpaid connection charges owed to MTN.

News Agency of Nigeria quotes a reliable source in Globacom as saying that the N1.6 billion in question had previously been paid without any issue.

The clarification follows a public pre-disconnection warning sent by the Nigerian Communication Commission on Monday.

According to the NCC’s notice, which was released on its X page, Glo had failed to settle its outstanding obligations despite repeated attempts at resolution, causing the allowed partial disconnection.

The NCC said in an official statement, “At the end of ten days on January 8, 2024, Globacom subscribers will no longer be able to make calls to MTN but will be able to receive calls.”

But the Glo official disputed the NCC’s charges, emphasizing that a comprehensive fact-checking process should have been carried out before raising allegations of non-payment. “We do not owe MTN any interconnect charges,” the official claimed.

Furthermore, the official emphasized Globacom’s vital role as the first telecommunications firm to provide pay-per-second invoicing, thereby challenging other international companies operating in Nigeria’s monopoly.

According to the official, “The report against Nigeria’s fully indigenous telecommunications company that has redefined access to communications at all levels is false.”


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