NCC refutes alleged renewal of MTN’s Unified Access Service Licence




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has refuted claim in some quarters mobile operating licence of MTN has been renewed by Commission for another period of 10 years.

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

statement titled: MTN’s Unified Access Service Licence Yet to be Renewed by NCC reads in full:

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 mobile operating licence of MTN has been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years.

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