The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it would partially disconnect communications between Glo and Airtel that the decision would take effect from October 28.
The partial disconnection will result in Glo subscribers being unable to call Airtel numbers but will be able to receive calls from them.
The decision was made over complaints from Airtel that Glo had not redeemed interconnect charges between both networks. It will be recalled that MTN had lodged a similar complaint against Glo.
NCC Director, Public Affairs, Henry Nkemadu, stated that the partial disconnection was in accordance with Section 100 of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 and the Guidelines on Procedure for Granting Approval to Disconnect Telecommunications Operators.
The Nigerian Communications Commission hereby notifies the general public and subscribers of Glomobile Limited (Glomobile) that approval has been granted for the partial disconnection of Glomobile from Airtel Networks Limited (Airtel) as a result of non-settlement of interconnect charges
Glomobile was notified of the application and was given an opportunity to comment and state its case. The commission, having examined the application and circumstances surrounding the indebtedness determined that the affected operator does not have sufficient reason for non-payment of interconnect charges.
The Commission has approved the Partial Disconnection of Glomobile by Airtel in accordance with Section 100 of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 and the Guidelines on Procedure for Granting Approval to Disconnect Telecommunications Operators
At the expiration of 10 days from the date of this notice, subscribers on the network of Glomobile 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 the Glomobile network. Please note that this disconnection will subsist until otherwise determined by the Commission