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N165bn debt: Telecoms’ service disruptions loom

Imminent disconnection of some major telecommunications operators over their inability to settle interconnect debt is currently unsettling the telecoms sector, New Telegraph has learnt.

The debts arising from non-payment of fees for connecting calls from one operator to another, is said to have risen to N165 billion as at last July, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The telecoms regulator had, hitherto, engaged in mediation between the operators even as the debts continue to increase.

However, the regulator, this week, granted disconnection approval to mobile network operators (MNOs) to disconnect colleagues that owe.

New Telegraph, December 21, 2018

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