Mobile network operators in Nigeria have begun a background integration process with NIMC’s database to facilitate the verification and verification of digital identities as well as registration processes.
The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria said in a statement on behalf of MTN, Airtel, Globacom and 9mobile on Wednesday that the integration would increase the capacity of both databases.
A statement signed by the chairman, ALTON, Gbenga Adebayo and the Secretary of Promotion, Damian Udeh, informed subscribers that there could be inconsistencies in the data collected and would inform subscribers when this happens.
The association said all operators have set up different systems to allow subscribers with existing NINs to integrate it into their SIM registration profiles.
According to ALTON, options deployed for customer simplicity and convenience include USSD wires, applications, and other self-service network portals, tickets, and customer care lines.
The statement said, “To facilitate the validation, verification and enrollment process and after NIMC has now given them permission to provide these services, operators have begun a background integration process with NIMC’s database and increased the capacity of the respective databases, which allows faster validation and verification.
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It is important to note that we expect that when the details of SIM registration are checked in relation to NIN’s database, there will probably be inconsistencies in some of the captured data, e.g. Spelling, order or number of captured names, etc.
“Where such inconsistencies are identified, operators will notify subscribers and provide a quick and easy mechanism to update SIM registration data and ensure settlement.”
The association is committed to understanding and collaborating with subscribers, saying stakeholders will continue to develop solutions that improve the process so that safety, well-being and customer well-being are a priority.
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