We’re Yet To Approve MTN’s Application For License Renewal -NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has clarified that no approval has been granted to MTN Nigeria for the renewal of Unified Access Service (UAS) License.

NCC however, explicated that the mobile giant’s application was still undergoing required regulatory processes.

NCC said, the clarification was necessary because of a misleading publication in an online media entitled: “Govt renews MTN Nigeria licence amid 20 years of GSM Phones” suggesting that the mobile operating license of MTN has been renewed by the Commission for another period of ten years.

The Director, Public Affairs, NCC,
Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde while dismissing the report in a statement, said, the clarification was also necessary to guide the general stakeholders.

According to the statement, “the online publication which cited regulatory filings by the Nigerian Communications Commission (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 and Service (UASL) License 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,” the statement said.

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