Telecoms - In Brief


- First National Bank (FNB) has cleared its backlog of Cell C SIM activations that built up over December, a spokesperson for the bank has told MyBroadband.
The feedback comes after a user complained to MyBroadband that the Cell C SIM they received from FNB on 21 December 2013 with their iPad Air order had not yet been activated. “We experienced a delay in SIM activations over the festive season,” head of smart devices at FNB core banking solutions, Kartik Mistry told MyBroadband.

- The government of Sierra Leone has reportedly threatened to take over the management of Comium Sierra Leone, the country’s second largest mobile operator by subscribers, if the company fails to address its debt and network problems, CFO World reports. According to the article, at a meeting with Comium’s management and staff, officials from the National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM), urged the operator to ‘quickly come into agreement with debtors as well as workers, after which the government will allow it to continue with unhindered operation’.