The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied the mass disconnection of subscribers.
The clarification was contained in a statement issued yesterday by its Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde.
The regulator noted that most of the publications were based on the erroneous assumption that for every network or SIM connection, there was a unique human subscriber.
NCC explained that with the advent of social media and app-driven digital environment, network subscriptions went beyond human subscribers to include machines like PoS, routers, Wi-Fi devices, electricity meters, CCTV, and tracking devices.
According to the agency, a recent survey conducted in Nigeria showed that on average, there are approximately four to five SIMs to every human subscriber.
This, it noted, explained the basis for linkage of up to seven SIMs to one unique NIN in the recently launched Federal Government portal.
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