NCC Yet To Renew MTN Operating Licence – Official

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has denied that it has renewed telecom operator, MTN’s operating license for another period of 20 years.

It made the clarification following news making the rounds that the telco has been approved to carry on telecom activities as a licensed operator for another 20 years.

In a press release on Monday 2nd August, 2021 signed by the NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, he said that 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 Universal 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 concluded.

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