The Office of the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator is pleased to inform all Service Providers and the public that the SIM Regulation has been gazetted by Gazetted SIM Regulation Order 105 of 2022. The general functions and powers are stipulated by section 7 of the Telecommunications, Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulation Act (the Act) as amended, and the Regulation is now effective for implementation.
The general powers and functions have been extended to allow for Service providers to commence SIM Registration legally as stipulated by Section 7 (4) (d) (a) and (d) (b) of the Act and will be supported by the SIM Registration Regulation. The TRBR is obliged to establish a subscriber information database to record and store subscriber information or requiring service providers to register subscribers in the subscriber’s information database. Furthermore, in accordance with Clause 8 (1)(b) of this Regulation, the Registration of the existing subscribers grace period provides for a period of 12 months from the commencement date of this Regulation or such other date which the Regulator may determine in writing, within which existing subscribers will be required to register SIM Card information in accordance with this Regulation.