Tigo Tanzania joins campaign against counterfeit devices

Telecoms

Tigo Tanzania has joined the sector's regulator in creating awareness over the dangers of using counterfeit devices as the deadline for automatically switching off all counterfeit mobile phones gets closer, the Citizen reported. The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has set 16 June as the deadline when counterfeit mobile phones, blamed for some economic and health hazards, will be switched off.

Tigo, which holds a 30 percent subscription share in a market of 36 million subscriber identification module cards, said in a statement that it will run a special awareness creation campaign targeting its customers and the general public on the need to get rid of the devices.

According to an announcement by TCRA, the use of mobile phones with counterfeit International Mobile Equipment Identity numbers will be barred on all networks in Tanzania.
Source: Telecompaper 18 February 2016