MTN notified the disconnection of 60 million Glo subscribers on Jan 8 due to mounting interconnect debts, with MTN itself responsible for over 50% of the outstanding amount. ALTON expresses concern over potential conflicts and urges swift resolutions. NATCOMS supports the sanction and advocates for its application to USSD debts.

Nigeria’s telecom sector faces numerous challenges like taxation, RoW levies, vandalism, and theft, with interconnect debts adding to the strain. These debts, ongoing for over 15 years, involve liabilities for call termination across networks, posing a significant threat to the industry’s stability.

Interconnection is vital for seamless network experiences, allowing users to communicate regardless of their network provider.

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