The Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC has partially disconnected GloMobile Limited, operators of Glo Mobile network from Airtel network as a result of non settlement of interconnect charges.
In a letter signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Henry Nkemadu and a copy obtained by Naija Center, the NCC disclosed that subscribers on the Glo Network can no longer make calls to Airtel lines, but can however receive inbound calls.
“The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC hereby notifies the general public and subscribers Glo mobile limited(Glomobile) that approval has been granted for partial disconnection of Glo mobile from Airtel Networks limited (Airtel) as a result of non settlement of interconnect charges.
“Glomobile was notified of the application and was given opportunity to comment and state it’s case. The Commission having examined the application and circumstances surrounding the indebtedness determined that the affected operator foes not have sufficient reason for non payment of interconnect charges”.
The Commissions thereby informed the subscribers that, it “approved the partial disconnection of Glomobile by Airtel in accordance with section 100 of the Nigerian Communications Acts of 2003 and the guideline on processes for granting approval to disconnect telecommunications operators “.
“At the expiration of 10 days from the date of this notice, subscribers of the Glo mobile network will no longer be able to make calls to Airtel, but will be able to RECEIVE CALLS.
“The partial disconnection, however, will allow in bound calls to Glo mobile networks and please note that this disconnection will subsist until otherwise determine by the commission”, the letter reads.