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Telcos directed to delink disconnected SIMs from registration database by Monday

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Telecommunication companies have up to Monday, April 17 to see to it that all SIM cards disconnected during the re-registration exercise are removed from the database.

That is a directive from the National Communications Authority (NCA).

“All SIMs registered after the limit of ten (10) must be removed from SIM registration databases and deactivated, with the same reflected in the Central SIM Register by Monday, 17th April 2023,” the NCA said in a statement.

The NCA wants the removed SIM cards reflected in the Central SIM Register by Monday as well.

This includes SIMs that remain blocked in compliance with the Communication Minister’s directive at the end of November last year.

Additionally, the NCA has ordered that telecom operators furnished them with the total number of SIMs disconnected in compliance with the directive by April 18, 2023.

The Authority emphasised that non-compliance means violation of Regulations 1 of the Subscriber Identity Module Registration Regulations, 2011

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