By Kyle Morris

 

Airtel Africa PLC said Thursday that all its Nigerian SIMs that haven't been linked to a national identity number have had their outgoing voice calls barred, affecting around 3% of total group revenue.

The London-listed telecom and mobile money-services provider said outgoing voice revenue for affected customers account for around 8% of total revenue from Nigeria.

Airtel Africa said it continues to work with the Nigerian regulator and is working to minimize disruption to affected customers.

On Tuesday, the company said it had linked 73% of its active customer base's national identification numbers to SIM registrations after a directive by the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Shares at 1116 GMT were up 3.70 pence, or 2.7%, at 142.50 pence.

 

Write to Kyle Morris at kyle.morris@dowjones.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

April 07, 2022 07:41 ET (11:41 GMT)

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