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Bmobile-Vodafone tells users in PNG to register SIM cards

 Bmobile-Vodafone customers in Papua New Guinea are being instructed via text messages on their phones to have their subscriber identity module (SIM) cards registered.
Chief marketing officer Parag Panjwani said the telecommunications company was working with the National Information and Communications Technology Authority to ensure that all users were registered.
“The mandatory SIM registration was flagged to the carriers over 12 months ago,” Panjwani said.
“The national ID programme is also underway which will assist the process of customer identification. We are working together with NICTA to ensure the registration objectives are met.”
He said bmobile-Vodafone was working on achieving the result during the time given by NICTA.
“NICTA has given telecom operators 18 months to get all their customer registered and we are working towards achieving that deadline,” he said.
He said the concept would help in promoting transparency.
“The concept of SIM registration is a great initiative. It provides transparency and eliminates fraudulent and malicious behaviour to an extent.”
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