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Nigeria - Messaging regulations

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018 03:20PM UTC

General Information:

  • Handset delivery supported  supported
  • Concatenated (long) messages supported
  • Delivery to ported numbers supported


Supported Traffic Types:

One Time Passwords (OTP)    YES
Alerts, Reminders, Notifications (ARN)    YES
Marketing (MKT)    YES


Supported SenderID Types:

Alphanumeric YES
Short Code NO
Local Long Code NO
International Long Code NO

Content Restrictions:

  • SMS cannot be sent to landline destination number,
  • Religious content
  • Adult content
  • Racial content
  • Gambling 
  • Do not disturb option available for the users
Maximum Message Length*:
 
Encoding Used Single Message Long Message
GSM 160 153 (per message)
Unicode 70 67 (per message)
ASCII 160 153 (per message)
Latin-1 140 134 (per message)

Forbidden Content Topics:

  • Politics 
  • Adult or Otherwise Inappropriate Content
  • Gambling

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