Lifting of ban on sale and replacement of sim cards

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On 16th April, UCC wrote to operators informing them to resume Swapping and replacing Sim Cards using the Electronic Biometric Card Readers provided by the National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA).

Today, the Commission has provided connectivity to the Application Programing Interface (API) at NIRA and Operators can now match and conduct real-time online verification of customer’s information with the National Identification database.

Accordingly, Telecommunication Operators who have deployed online Electronic Biometric Card Readers can now resume issuance of SIM Cards to both new and existing customers using the real-time online verification system.

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