MTN Nigeria to Run Limited Trial of e-sim Technology

MTN Nigeria to Run Limited Trial of e-sim Technology

MTN Nigeria has said it will start to run limited e-SIM technology on its platform, which the company says it is first of its kind in West Africa.

The telecom giants made this known in a statement submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, signed Uto Ukpanah, its corporate secretary.

MTN Nigeria announced the trial of e-sim on customers’ network based on approval received from the Nigerian Communication Commission, the move the Telcos giant describe as part of effort to lead digital transformation, foster inclusion, improve customers experience and maintain highest quality of service.

The Telco giant said the next in the evolution of Subscribers Identity Module (SIM Cards), e-SIMs are designed to deliver unprecedented freedom and flexibility.

Unlike the physical Sims, e-SIMs are built into smartphones, devices and wearables.

MTN Nigeria stated that the e-SIMs support multiple profiles and allow and allow customers to connect multiple numbers to their e-SIMs devices.MTN Nigeria to Run Limited Trial of e-sim Technology

“Notwithstanding the sophistication of the e-SIMs, the onboarding requirements are the same as required for a physical SIM”, MTN Nigeria stated.

Hence, the Telco giant explained that SIM registration in line with existing regulatory prescription remains a requirement for activating a device embedded with an e-SIM.

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It said e-SIMs are particularly useful for people who wants to manage personal and business lines easily and effectively or those that want a separate profile for data.

MTN Nigeria said the new technology will also be extremely convenient for frequent travellers and tourists, making it easier for them to opt for and keep a local subscription when visiting Nigeria.

According to MTN Nigeria, the trial which kick off Wednesday will run for one year and it is open on first come first served basis to a limited numbers of subscribers who owns compatible devices.

Expressing satisfaction at the development, Mazen Mroue, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), MTN Nigeria said the company was eager to get through the trial process so that the technology can be deployed for the benefit of every Nigerian.

“We are in fast-paced digital age with new technological advancements driving the constantly changing landscape.

“Against this backdrop, customers depend on us to provide high quality, reliable and easy-to-use connectivity solutions.

“With the introduction of the new e-SIM, we will offer customers a seamless and distinctive digital experience with new levels of flexibility, simplicity and convenience”, Mroue said.

The COO said: “This is a further demonstration of our firm commitment to delivering the benefits of a bold new digital world to our customers; and we will continue seeking new ways to provide solutions that address old and new challenges, making life a little easier and brighter”.

MTN Nigeria said it is spearheading e-SIM adoption in Nigeria as part of efforts to enable the digital economy.

It added that all MTN mobile subscribers who owns e-SIM compatible devices, setting up on e-SIM profile with a new or existing mobile plan is quick and easy.

All it takes is a visit to MTN Service centre where frontline staff will help in registration and onboarding at no cost.

MTN Nigeria said soon, e-SIM users will also be able to link multiple compatible devices and smart wearables such as tablets, smartwatches etc. to the profile.

MTN Nigeria to Run Limited Trial of e-sim Technology

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