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Mozambique’s Defence and Security Forces has warned the Communications Regulatory Authority (Arecom) about the circulation of unregistered mobile phone cards in the country, prompting the regulator to give operators ten days to block all such sim cards.
“The Communications Regulatory Authority – Arecom – has in recent days received information from citizens and the Defence and Security Forces that there are unregistered or irregularly registered SIM cards on the market,” a communique the entity sent to mobile phone companies reads (see photo below).
The document, signed by the newly appointed president of Arecom, Américo Muchanga, gives mobile operators ten days to block the mobile phone cards of users who are not registered.
Mozambican authorities determined in 2015 that all mobile phone owners should register with operators.Source: Lusa