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Posts Tagged ‘sim’

  • APIs deliver business value in prepaid segment

    December 24, 2015 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on APIs deliver business value in prepaid segment

    Telecommunication APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are heralding in the age of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in South Africa. The impact this will have on the business environment is significant, says Rudi Barnard, director at SIM card...

  • South Africa: MTN warns of SIM scam

    April 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Africa: MTN warns of SIM scam

    MTN South Africa has issued a warning to its customers of a new SIM swap scam that has emerged. This is another attempt by malicious users to obtain personal banking details from MTN customers. The syndicate sends an email similar to the following: “Dear...

  • Kenya: authorities want more data from SIM card owners

    December 11, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: authorities want more data from SIM card owners

    Government and telecommunications industry regulator CCK (Communications Commission of Kenya) are scheduled to meet today to discuss revised SIM card registration regulations. It is expected that the outcomes of the meeting will be a revocation of the legal...

  • Staying ahead of the curve: Enterprise trends to watch in 2014

    November 27, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Staying ahead of the curve: Enterprise trends to watch in 2014

    It is that time of year again, when the technology seers and trendspotters start pontificating on what they believe will be the transformative or shape-shifting technologies for the year ahead. Bluegrass Digital strives to keep a finger on the proverbial...

  • Kenya SIM Registration: police, CCK step in

    October 16, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya SIM Registration: police, CCK step in

    Kenya’s government has confirmed that in the interest of national security, the process of mobile telephone line registration via street vendors is to be abolished and the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) and police would assume control over SIM...

  • Uganda: Unregistered SIM cards still functioning

    September 3, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Unregistered SIM cards still functioning

    According to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), a number of unregistered SIM cards are remaining active despite their service supposed to have been shut off during the registration period earlier this year. The UCC has called on mobile phone...

  • Uganda: end of the road for unregistered SIM cards

    August 27, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: end of the road for unregistered SIM cards

    The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has confirmed that there will be no extension on the SIM card registration process deadline of 31 August. After this date all unregistered SIM cards will be deactivated. In May this year The Commission issued a...

  • Airtel Nigeria in retail partnership with Konga

    July 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel Nigeria in retail partnership with Konga

    Telecoms giant, Airtel Nigeria has partnered with online retail outfit, Konga, to offer consumers on the network a range of data services with the purchase of any blackberry and smartphone device from Konga. The partnership, which focuses on prepaid...

  • Airtel Nigeria urges customers to register SIMs

    June 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel Nigeria urges customers to register SIMs

    Telecommunications Services Provider, Airtel Nigeria has urged its customers to register their Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) ahead the regulator’s June 30th deadline. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had earlier given all operators...

  • Nigeria SIM registration to end in June

    June 3, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria SIM registration to end in June

    Nigeria’s Communication Commission (NCC) has warned mobile users across the country over the weekend that they need to register their SIM cards before the deadline on 30 June, or risk having their mobile phones being rejected by the network. Nigerian mobile...

  • Zambia: setback with SIM registration process

    February 15, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia: setback with SIM registration process

    In what has been viewed as a major setback for Zambia’s SIM registration process, Airtel Zambia announced that it has run out of SIM registration forms and is unable to continue registering users’ cards as part of a government plan to regulate...

  • Over 4 million Kenyan SIM cards switched off

    February 7, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Over 4 million Kenyan SIM cards switched off

    Kenyan mobile phone operators report that, collectively, over four million unregistered SIM cards out of a targeted 6.1 million have been barred. Safaricom, Yu, Airtel and Orange Kenya said that the overall registration process saw more than 70 percent of...

  • Nigeria’s Tecno targets youth market with SIM phone

    December 3, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Nigeria’s Tecno targets youth market with SIM phone

    Nigeria is hoping that by focusing on contribution to the country’s 3G Android market and rolling out its latest dual SIM smartphone, the N3, it will attract and help empower the youth market.  Tecno Vice-President Arif Chowdury, who unveiled the...

  • Vodacom cautions customers to protect themselves from SIM swap fraud

    June 22, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom cautions customers to protect themselves from SIM swap fraud

    South African mobile phone operator Vodacom has noted that SIM swap fraud attempts are on the increase. Fraudsters who engage in SIM swap fraud are posing as cellphone company representatives to try and trick unsuspecting customers who end up being victims of...

  • MTN Ghana deactivates thousands

    May 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Ghana deactivates thousands

    Mobile operator MTN Ghana has deactivated over 21 000 of its subscribers as part of a drive to clean up the mobile network. Users who were selected for deactivation either did not register their invalidly-registered SIM cards, or was disconnected due to...

  • Nigerian anti-mobile theft solution unveiled

    March 27, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (7)

    Lagos-based technology firm TracknShield Limited has developed an anti-theft solution to tackle mobile phone theft in Nigeria. According to TracknShield Limited Managing Director, Abu Grema, the application is easy-to-use and it will combat mobile phone theft...