By Prince Osuagwu &Juliet Umeh
The Cell Community Operators in Nigeria, MNO, together with MTN, Airtel, Globacom amongst others are to undergo one other compliance audit of all Subscriber Id Module, SIM databases.
The SIM registration shall be carried out by the Nigerian Communication Fee, NCC. The fee mentioned it initiated the method particularly to observe operators’ strict adherence to the technical and different specs for subscribers’ registration.
The specs are prescribed within the Phone Subscribers Registration Laws and the Technical Requirements and Specs issued by the Fee in 2011.
The Fee, nevertheless, mentioned the audit was with out prejudice to the continuing “backend verification and scrubbing” of SIM registration knowledge already submitted to the Fee by telecom operators.
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The Government Vice Chairman of the Fee, Umar Danbatta, who disclosed this in an announcement yesterday in Abuja, promised that the subscribers wouldn’t undergo connection glitch throughout audit interval. He additionally mentioned the NCC considers the most recent audit as very delicate, in view of the significance of the knowledge to safety and regulation enforcement within the nation.
He mentioned: “The Subscriber Registration Database is a veritable device being utilized by Safety and Legislation Enforcement Companies within the detection and apprehension of legal parts concerned in heinous crimes like kidnapping, monetary crimes, armed robberies, banditry, cattle rustling and different crimes”. The primary part of this audit occurred in 2011.
Danbatta added that, “the safety operatives can leverage on easy accessibility to the nationwide telecoms community. As such, we (NCC) are decided to proceed to make sure all SIM playing cards are traceable to their Real homeowners with the least effort”.