Alleastafrica
  • Home
  • LATEST NEWS
  • Tanzania fines Vodacom for registering SIM cards without IDs
LATEST NEWS TANZANIA

Tanzania fines Vodacom for registering SIM cards without IDs

DA ES SALAAM -Vodacom, South Africa’s biggest mobile network by subscribers, has been fined 945million Tanzanian shillings (R5.42m) for registering SIM cards without demanding identity cards among others, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority said.

The fine was also as a result of Vodacom Tanzania registering SIM cards with unauthorised identity cards, registering SIM cards without taking photos of subscribers, registering SIM cards without the subscriber’s confirmation of particulars by signing; and for registering SIM cards using other person’s identification documents.

“Malpractice in SIM card registration in this era when more criminals go digital, national security must be taken with great concern,” it said.
Vodacom Tanzania’s counterparts Airtel Tanzania, Tigo and Halotel were also fined following an investigation in December. The companies have until October 14 to make the payments.
Source: Alleastafrica and IOL

Related posts

Kenya: Referendum debate rages on despite Uhuru warning

Newsroom

Governor Waiguru heckled in Kerugoya during DP Ruto’s visit

Newsroom

Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing

Newsroom

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More