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MTN starts trial of e-SIM in Nigeria

MTN starts trial of e-SIM in Nigeria.

MTN starts trial of e-SIM in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria Plc has started the trial of embedded SIM services on its network as part of its drive to lead digital transformation, and improve customer experience and quality of service.


The telecom company during a virtual media launch of the e-SIM, said  it had received approval from the Nigerian Communications Commission to begin the trial.

Bayo Adekanmbi, the Chief Transformation Officer at MTN Nigeria, said the trial which kicked-off on Wednesday, would run for one year and was open to a limited number of subscribers, who own compatible devices, on a first-come-first-served basis.

According to him, the e-SIMs had been designed to deliver freedom and flexibility, adding that they supported multiple profiles and allowed customers to connect multiple numbers to their devices.

The Chief Transformation officer said that the new technology would also be extremely useful for frequent travellers and tourists, making it easier for them to opt for and keep a local subscription when visiting Nigeria.