The Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) has given approval to 2 cellular community operators (MNOs), MTN Nigeria, and 9Mobile to conduct a take a look at on the feasibility of the Subscriber Identification Modules Service (e-). SIM) built-in in Nigeria.
NCC Director of Public Affairs Ikechukwu Adinde, who disclosed this in an announcement on Monday additionally famous that the method will final a yr with the testing of 5,000 e-SIMs from the 2 networks.
Adinde, in an announcement, stated the method is topic to compliance with sure regulatory circumstances.
He introduced that the circumstances embrace full compliance by the OMN with the Registration of Necessary Telecommunications Rules 2011; the Cellular Quantity Portability Rules and Enterprise Guidelines 2015.
He added that the rules in SIM Substitute 2017; and the non-degradation of High quality of Service (QoS) skilled by e-SIM customers is a part of the circumstances.
NCC Govt Vice President Umar Danbatta was quoted as saying that the first goal of the e-SIM take a look at is to evaluate the technical efficiency of the e-SIM on the community of telecommunications service suppliers in direction of a attainable growth, if passable.
In keeping with Danbatta, e-SIMs are a know-how that may quickly remove the necessity for bodily SIM card slots on cellular units, including that the take a look at is in keeping with the fee’s regulatory method to make sure that the telecommunications ecosystem in Nigeria each in tandem with international finest practices.
Whereas explaining the method, Adinde stated that an e-SIM is a small chip that’s embedded in a telephone or good gadget. “It is designed for consolation, flexibility and ease.”
“The e-SIM makes it straightforward for subscribers to decide on a pay as you go plan supplier and change between community operators,” he stated.
“The data on the e-SIM is rewritten by the operators and the identification data could be up to date over time,” Adinde added.