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NCC denies renewing MTN license

By Daniel Tyokua

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday, said it has not renewed  MTN’s Unified Access Service license.
Director, Public Affairs for the commission, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde in a statement, explained that MTN’s application for license renewal was still undergoing required regulatory processes.
He said there is a  report in an online medium titled, “Govt renews MTN Nigeria license amid 20 years of GSM phones’, which according to him, the report was untrue.
“The attention of the NCC has been drawn to a publication in an online media entitled “Govt renews MTN Nigeria license amid 20 years of GSM Phones” to the effect that the mobile operating license of MTN has been renewed by the Commission for another period of ten years”
It explained that the online cited regulatory filings by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as its source, he described the report as false.
According to the statement, “The Commission wishes to state that while MTN Nigeria has applied for the renewal of the Unified 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” 

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