Austrian govt to introduce pre-paid card registration from 2019

Tuesday 27 February 2018 | 10:48 CET | News
The 'security package' legislation recently adopted by the Austrian government and raising controversies includes an obligation to register pre-paid Sim cards from 01 January 2019. The obligation will apply to SIM cards already in use and there are approximately 5.5 million pre-paid SIMs in use currently. The massive increase was due to the launch of MVNOs like Hot or Spusu and according to mobile experts' estimates, 3.5 million SIM cards are not registered, as Der Standard reported.

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