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NCA Orders Telecoms To Remove Disconnected SIMs From Databases

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has directed telecom operators to comply with the March 31, 2023 deadline and remove all disconnected Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) from SIM card registration databases.

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The Central SIM Register must include SIMs that have been removed from various networks’ databases by Monday, April 17, 2023, as per the NCA mandate.

This includes SIMs that are still blocked in compliance with the Communication Minister’s directive on November 30, 2022, as stated in previous orders from April 6, 2023, April 11, 2023, and March 20, 2023.

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Telecom operators must provide a written report to the NCA by Tuesday, April 18, 2023, indicating the total number of disconnected SIMs.

Furthermore, SIMs registered after the limit of ten (10) must be deactivated and removed from SIM registration databases, which should also be reflected in the Central SIM Register by Monday, April 17, 2023.

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The NCA has warned that failing to comply with these directives would violate Regulation 1 of the Subscriber Identity Module Registration Regulations, 2011, and called on telecom operators to cooperate.

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