Nigerians To Submit Their Phone’s IMEI Number To NCC From July

Nigerians To Submit Telephones’ Monitoring ID Numbers To NCC From July

With this transfer, the NCC could have the IMEI numbers, NIN, and cell numbers of each Nigerian.

The Nigerian Communications Fee has mentioned Nigerians should submit the Worldwide Cellular Tools Id of their telephones to it from July.

The regulatory physique acknowledged this within the fee’s Revised Nationwide Id Coverage for SIM Card Registration.

“The implementation of a Centralised Tools Id Register in any other case generally known as Gadget Administration System will function a repository for holding information of all registered cellphones’ Worldwide Cellular Tools Id and homeowners of such gadgets.

“IMEIs which have been reported as both stolen or unlawful might be shared via the DMS to all of the operators and repair suppliers.”

The IMEI quantity is the cell phone’s fingerprint. It’s a 15-digit quantity distinctive to every telephone. With the IMEI quantity, a telephone will be tracked and situated regardless of the mobile quantity in it.

In line with an skilled that helps the Nigerian Police monitor stolen telephones, who pleaded anonymity, “The IMEI of a telephone permits us to trace the telephone.

“It permits us to trace the telephone’s info, folks the telephone calls every day and the home tackle of the folks that decision on the telephone.”

The skilled added, “I can’t disclose how the IMEI of a telephone works. It’s delicate info. Leaking the key helps the folks stealing the telephone bypass the data.

“Some folks already attempt to change the IMEI of stolen telephones, however we all know what to do to get the unique one.”

With this transfer, the NCC could have the IMEI numbers, NIN, and cell numbers of each Nigerian.