Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NCC Warns Mobile Operators Against Unregistered SIM Cards

The Director Public Affairs, DPA, at the Nigerian Communications Commission, Tony Ojobo, on Tuesday reiterated the long-standing position of the Commission on the tolerance of unregistered SIM Cards by telecom service providers on their networks.

Implicitly, Mr. Ojobo warned the general public not to buy pre-registered SIM Cards from persons and businesses that had done multiple SIM Cards registration in order to resell later. The DPA was emphatic that the burden of this practice lies with the Mobile Network Operators who are expected to deactivate SIM cards that do not carry verifiable identities, because operators are under obligations to have the identities of all callers on their respective networks.

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