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TCRA fines six mobile phone firms over SIM misuse

Thursday 7 July 2016 | 09:10 CET | News
Tanzania's six major mobile phone firms have been fined a total of TZS 651.5 million for malpractice and misuse in SIM card registration, The Daily News reported. They have been given a seven-day ultimatum from 05 July to deactivate all unregistered SIM cards.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel Tanzania / Smart Telecom / TCRA / Vodacom Tanzania / Zantel
Countries: Tanzania, United Republic of
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