Madagascar commences SIM deactivation

6 May 2016

Madagascar’s campaign for SIM identification ended on 30 April, reports Agence Ecofin, with any SIMs not yet registered being deactivated as of 1 May. The country’s Agency for Regulation of Technology and Telecommunication (ARTEC, formerly OMERT) implemented the SIM registration campaign in early March 2016, and will enforce the move. As per regulations (Article 5 of Order No. 2471/2016), subscribers have 90 days from SIM deactivation to provide identification details in order to retain their mobile number, otherwise the mobile line will be cancelled permanently.