CA, More Days To Mobile Network Operators To Ensure 100% Sim Registration Compliance
Mobile network operators have been added more time to ensure all SIM cards are registered.
In a statement on Monday, Communications Authority Director General said Safaricom Sim Registration by deadline was at 93%.
Director General said Airtel was at 81.2% while Telkom Kenya Sim Registration status was still under review.
Chiloba said the communication service providers have been given the 60 days to allow them take the necessary action on its customers. He therefore emphasized that it is not an extension for registration.
The actions include denial of service to prompt the customers to comply.
It is the obligation of all operators to ensure 100 per cent compliance, he affirmed.
The operators are required to continue denying service and eventually deactivate all unduly registered SIM cards.
Upon deactivation, services to be affected include voice, SMS, data and mobile banking.
Chiloba said the Authority will undertake a compliance audit to ascertain the level of compliance.
Chiloba said the registration is vital in protecting telecommunication services consumers.
He added that it also helps enhance confidence in the use of ICTs which are now at the centre of the country’s digital transformation agenda.
He said the CA will hold further consultations with key policy and industry players on future policy, legal and regulatory interventions that will ensure more efficient, effective, and transparent process of enlisting subscribers of telecommunication and ICT services.