We've Not Renewed MTN Nigeria's Operating License - NCC - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, August 3, 2021

We've Not Renewed MTN Nigeria's Operating License - NCC

By Godwin Akomah, Lagos

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the MTN’s Unified Access Service Licence  has not yet been Renewed by NCC.
The Commission said that while MTN Nigeria had applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service Licence (UASL) granted to it by the Commission, but the application has not yet been approved as it is still undergoing required regulatory processes.
The Commission's Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, who made this known in a release, as a guide to its general stakeholders, therefore, debunked a report by a online media, not The Daily Crucible, that “Govt renews MTN Nigeria licence amid 20 years of GSM Phones.” 

According to the statement, it is not true that the mobile operating licence of MTN has been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years as was erroneously reported.
It also faulted the online publication, which cited regulatory filings by the NCC as its source, which stated that “MTN Nigeria, the nation’s largest mobile network operator (MNO), has secured regulatory approval of the renewal of its operating licence for another 10 years with effect from September 1, 2021."

According to him,  the report is not a true reflection of facts on ground.

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