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The National Institute of Communications of Mozambique Communications Regulatory Authority, is appealing to subscribers of unregistered or irregularly registered SIM cards to regularize their situation by 6 November this year.

Should they fail to do so, the regulatory authority says the penalty will be blocking the number and interruption of access to all services, in accordance with Article 17 of the Regulation for the Registration and Activation of the Mobile Telephone Service Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM Cards), approved by Decree No. 18/2015, of 28 August.

The Regulatory Authority notes that Article 17 (Service Interruption) of the Regulation for the Registration and Activation of the Mobile Telephone Service Subscriber Identification Modules establishes: “The Regulatory Authority shall determine that the telecommunications service operator or provider interrupts or blocks the service provided to certain subscribers, when it finds that there are subscribers on the system not registered under the terms of this regulation.

The National Institute of Communications of Mozambique Communications Regulatory Authority says they are currently developing platforms for receiving, processing and forwarding reports of fraud, defamation, among other crimes perpetrated via mobile phone. 

These have caused enormous financial and moral damage to citizens, institutions and other entities, they note.

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