Tanzania to disconnect up to 19m unregistered SIMs

7 February 2020

Telecoms

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has already switched off around 3.7 million SIM cards and plans to disconnect a further 15.3 million, following the conclusion of its biometric SIM registration programme on 20 January, reports The EastAfrican.

The scheme was launched on 1 May 2019 and was originally scheduled to be completed on 31 December, but the deadline was extended by 20 days to give mobile phone users more time to register their National Identification Numbers with their service provider.

Source: The East African