Wednesday , June 19 2024

NCC: We are yet to renew MTN’s Unified Access Service Licence

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has debunked report claiming that it has  renewed MTN Nigeria Unified Access Service Licence.

The NCC, in a statement signed by its Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said it has not renewed the licence contrary to the publication of the online media.

The statement read:” 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 NCC, however, clearified that though the telecoms giant had applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service Licence,  but the commission was yet to approve the  request,adding that the application was still undergoing the processes.

“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,” NCC said.