NCC Denies Renewing MTN’s Unified Access Service License 

Yemisi Izuora 

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has explained that it is yet to approve the application for the renewal of MTN’s Unified Access Service Licence ((UASL).

The Commission states that, while MTN Nigeria has applied for the renewal granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing required regulatory processes.

The clarification is coming after an erroneous publication by an online media entitled “Govt renews MTN Nigeria licence amid 20 years of GSM Phones” said 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 states that this statement is issued for the guidance of the general stakeholders.

 

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