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More than a year after the launch of the telecom subscriber identification campaign, millions of Ghanaians have still not linked their SIM cards to their identity cards. Yet the government extended the deadline several times and threatened to deactivate non-compliant SIM cards. Ursula Owusu-Ekulful, Ghana’s Minister of Communication and Digitization, said on Wednesday December 7 that...

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In compliance with a directive issued by the National Communications Authority (NCA) earlier this month, MTN Ghana has announced that from 1 December it will begin fully disconnecting any subscriptions that have not completed the SIM registration process. Noting that it was committed to the registration exercise to build an accurate customer database and help minimise fraud, the operator...

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Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced that SIM cards that have been linked to ID cards but not undergone the second phase of registration will be blocked from accessing data services from 20 November and completely deactivated on 30 November. The Minister added an announcement will be made regarding measures to accommodate those...

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The SIM card registration campaign should help fight cybercrime and fraud in the Kenyan digital space. However, disabling unregistered SIM cards could slow the growth of the industry. According to statistics from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), active mobile subscriptions stood at 64.7 million in the fourth quarter of the financial year 2021/2022, a decline...

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Telecom Namibia (TN) is inviting pre-paid mobile customers to register their SIMs before a mandatory national registration exercise kicks off next year. TN’s pre-paid customers can now complete the process at any of the company’s stores nationwide or through an approved reseller, using a valid ID card, driving licence or voter’s card and proof of...

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Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced a further extension to the country’s SIM re-registration campaign which was due to end on 31 July. At a press briefing on Sunday, the minister confirmed she had reluctantly granted the extension until 30 September 2022 due to a number of issues, including delays in the issuance...