The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced a temporary suspension on issuing new licenses forInterconnect Exchange Licenses, Mobile Virtual Network Operator Licenses and ValueAdded Service Aggregator Licenses.

A statement by Mr. Reuben Mouka, Director of Public Affairs at NCC, disclosed that this decision, effective yesterday May 17th, 2024, aims to allow the NCC to conduct a comprehensive review of these categories. The review will focus on competition levels, market saturation and current industry trends.

The NCC emphasizes that applications already submitted before May 17th will still be considered.

For inquiries about this suspension, contact the NCC at


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