Nigeria bars over 72mn telephone lines. What next?

  • Nigeria's Communications Commission has told telcos to disconnect SIMs without a National Identification Number (NIN)

  • Of the 198mn SIMs in circulation, c125mn have been linked to a NIN, leaving c72mn SIMs barred from making outgoing calls

  • We expect minimal impact on telco profits as NIN registration continues and owners of multiple SIMs consolidate activity
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