NCC Publishes Guidelines on SIM Registration, Replacement, Spectrum Trading

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NIGERIAN Communications Commission (NCC) has released draft regulatory documents for guidelines on SIM registration, replacement and spectrum trading.

In a statement on Friday, the NCC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, highlighted the importance of the  regulatory guidelines in improving national security.

The telecom regulatory body published draft regulatory instruments on its website to enable users make necessary contributions ahead of release of a final regulations.

NCC said it required Nigerians and other stakeholders to read the Draft regulatory instruments and make written submissions of comments on the regulations for registration of telephone subscribers, guidelines for SIM replacement and spectrum trading.

The guidelines are published under the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 in accordance with Section 57 of the Act.

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The NCC also announced a date for public inquiry sessions on the regulatory instruments. All three activities (Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulation, SIM Replacement Guidelines and Spectrum Trading Guidelines) are scheduled to hold on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

It said, “interested stakeholders are, by the notice, invited to make written submissions on the subject and participate in the public inquiries.

“Details of the virtual meeting would be forwarded to interested attendees prior to the public inquiries.

“All submissions must reach the Commission on or before Friday, September 24, 2021 and should be addressed to:

The Executive Vice Chairman

Nigerian Communications Commission

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