NCC clarifies Airtel Nigeria’s operating licence status

NCC clarifies Airtel Nigeria's operating licence status

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made a clear the air statement that the mobile operating licence for Airtel Nigeria has not yet been approved.

This follows a statement by Aritel Nigeria Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Olusegun Ogunsanya, that the mobile operating licence of Airtel had been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years.

Ogunsanya was said to have made the statement while speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, July 14, 202, during the media launch of Airtel’s corporate social responsibility programme, ‘Touching Lives 6’.

In its statement, the regulator said, “Airtel Nigeria has applied for the renewal of the Unified Access Service (UASL) Licence granted to it by the Commission, the application is yet to be approved as it is still undergoing required regulatory process.”

The NCC said it issued “this statement for the guidance of our stakeholders.”

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