NCC: Alleged Renewal Of Mobile Operating Licence Of MTN False

By Ogechi Okorie

Abuja – Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reacted to the claim in an online media (not Precise Post) to the effect that mobile operating licence of MTN has been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years, saying that such a claim is false.

According to the statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, the NCC clarified that MTN Nigeria has applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service Licence ((UASL) granted to it by the Commission, but that the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing required regulatory processes.

The statement titled reads in full:

The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to a publication in an online media entitled “Govt renews MTN Nigeria licence amid 20 years of GSM Phones” to the effect that the mobile operating licence of MTN has been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years.

The online publication, which cited regulatory filings by the NCC as its source, 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.”

The Commission wishes to state that, while MTN Nigeria has applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service Licence ((UASL) granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing required regulatory processes.

This statement is issued for the guidance of our general stakeholders.

Signed:

Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde

Director, Public Affairs

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