NCC permits Airtel to block calls from Glo network

22 Oct 2019

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has notified mobile phone users that it has granted approval for the partial disconnection of Globacom (Glo) from the network of Airtel Nigeria, due to non-payment of interconnection charges. As a result, subscribers on the network of Glo will no longer be able to make calls to Airtel but will be able to continue to receive calls.

In a statement, the NCC said: ‘Globacom was notified of the application and was given 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.’ It added that the disconnection will continue until otherwise determined by the NCC.