Sudan Cuts Off Unregistered SIM Cards


Sudan's telecoms regulator has ordered the country's three mobile networks to cut off unregistered SIM cards, following several months of warnings that a suspension was imminent.

The regulator said that "hundreds of thousands" of unregistered SIM cards had been cut off, although millions are said to be still unregistered.

The three mobile networks, Zain, Al Sudani and MTN have been promoting the registration process from late last year, when it was reported that two million SIM cards were still unregistered.

Of that, by June 2014, some 1.6 million responded.

The country has around 25 million mobile phone users.