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GSMA seeks independent audit of thin Sim card

Friday 29 August 2014 | 11:05 CET | News
The GSMA has tempered its comments about Equity Bank's proposed use of thin SIM cards in the Kenya market. The association earlier said that use of the thin SIM cards, which are overlaid on the primary SIM, could compromise the security and privacy of mobile subscribers. The GSMA however corrected the impression in a follow-up meeting convened by Kenya's Communications Authority and issued a clarification saying it did not have the capacity to conduct a technical evaluation of the thin Sim. It said an independent audit would be needed to ascertain the quality of individual cards. In a second

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: GSMA-India / Safaricom
Countries: Kenya
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Frankly, I'm really angry with GSMA right now; The technology has supposedly being around for 10 years, yet GSMA is still not providing any progress report on its audit of the use if this thin-sim technology. Equity bank running this technology in Kenya will revolutionize the telecom sector. Although the sector is considered a competitive sector, even CAK has in the recent past admitted that the major player Safaricom has been pretty much a monopoly. They fail in QoS but there's nothing we can do about it because they practically "connect all of Kenya." We need a real competitor, Equity to break this status quo.
Faith Ombongi @ 26/9/2014 - 09:36


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