NCC revokes two internet exchange licences

18 Jan 2010

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revoked the internet exchange licences of two exchange providers, Integrated Wireless Technologies Nigeria and Telexchange Services Limited, local news source NEXT reports. Under the terms of the concessions, the companies’ were required to deliver interconnect services and facilities between telecoms operators through the Interconnect Clearing House, as well as measure traffic from one operator to another. However, according to NCC spokesperson Reuben Muoka, the permits were withdrawn because the two companies failed to make use of them. The licences were issued on 1 August 2004 and were due to expire on 31 July 2014.