Airtel’s licence renewal yet to be approved, NCC clarifies

19 Jul 2021

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a statement saying that while Airtel Nigeria has applied for the renewal of its Unified Access Service Licence (UASL), the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing the required regulatory process. The statement came in response to recent comments from the cellco’s Managing Director and CEO Olusegun Ogunsanya that Airtel’s mobile operating licence, which is due to expire in November 2021, had been renewed by the NCC for a further ten years.