NCC blocks over ten million incorrectly registered SIMs

Regulator ordered to deactivate the SIM cards within seven days
NCC blocks over ten million incorrectly registered

Share

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has blocked around 10.7 million SIM cards that have been incorrectly or only partly registered with the nation’s mobile network operators, according to the Daily Trust.

Efosa Ideheny, head of the regulators compliance and monitoring unit, said that out of 38.78 million SIMs that were found to be incorrectly registered in an investigation launched in September 2014, around 10.7 million lines have now been barred by the NCC, following a monitoring exercise conducted across the GSM networks of MTN Nigeria, Globacom, Airtel Nigeria and Etisalat Nigeria.

The quarter have been ordered to deactivate the SIM cards within seven days or face sanctions from the NCC.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.

Editor's Choice

Emerson expands analytics platform for industrial enterprise-level wireless infrastructure management
Plantweb Insight platform adds two new Pervasive Sensing applications that manage wireless networks more efficiently with a singular interface to the enterprise
Digitalisation seen as a competitive advantage by Middle East private businesses
Nearly 80 per cent of private business leaders acknowledge that digitalisation can impact business sustainability
Etisalat introduces Multi-Access Edge Computing architecture delivering best-in-class video streaming performance for 5G networks
MEC architecture achieves performance gains of as much as 90% in video streaming, validating how ultra-low-latency applications will be delivered over 4G and 5G networks

Most popular

Don't Miss a Story