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NCC temporary suspends issuance of communication licenses in three categories


In line with its powers under the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003 to grant and renew licences, promote fair competition and develop the Communications Industry, the Nigerian Communications Commission Commission has temporary suspended the issuance of new licences in the following categories:, Interconnect Exchange Licence, Mobile Virtual Network Operator Licence and Value Added Service Aggregator Licence

This temporary suspension is necessary to enable the Commission to conduct a thorough review of several key areas within these categories, including the current level of competition, market saturation and current market dynamics.

A statement signed by the Director Public Affairs Dr Reuben Muoka notes that during the suspension period commencing on 17th of May, 2024, new application for the aforementioned licences will not be accepted.

This is without prejudice to pending applications before the Commission which will be considered on their merits.

It notes that enquiries or clarifications in respect of this Suspension Notice should be forwarded to: