That is the question being raised following reports that the telecoms regulator in Republic of Benin has withdrawn the licence of Glo Mobile Benin, the mobile unit of Nigeria’s Second National Operator, Globacom.
ARCEP-Benin, the telecoms regulator of Benin Republic has allegedly withdrawn the licence of Glo Mobile, according to Reuters report.
ARCEP-Benin claimed it did not renew Glo’s licence following breakdown of talks between both parties after the telecoms regulator’s decision to raise the fees, the report says.
Glo Mobile Benin is one of the three of the Nigerian SNO’s operational footprint in West Africa with 1 614 983 lines the end of 2016, according to figures from the ARCEP-Benin website.
“ARCEP-Benin claimed it did not renew Glo’s licence following breakdown of talks between both parties after the telecoms regulator’s decision to raise the fees, the report says.”
Dr Mike Adenuga Jnr, the owner of Globacom has previously said that the SNO will advance an expansion plan for its mobile phone and undersea cable, Glo 1, across the West African sub regional market.
“At Globacom we hold our vision with very high esteem. This keeps us moving forward and pushes us to be the best while propelling us into the future. This vision is about you”, according to the SNO.
“We have soared high in our aspiration to build Africa’s biggest and best telecommunications network with millions of subscribers in Nigeria, Republic of Benin and Ghana.
We have made history as the first single company to build a high-capacity sub marine fibre-optic cable, popularly known as Glo-1, the first successful submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria; with the attendant high increases in internet speeds and download rates with resultant significant improvements in online technologies.”