Cote d’Ivoire tightens mobile registration process

24 Mar 2017

The government of Cote d’Ivoire has issued a decree to tighten SIM card registration procedures in the country. All registration processes must now take place at an authorised premises, which means SIM cards can no longer be offered by street sellers. Meanwhile, children under the age of 16 can longer buy SIM cards, with registration only to be carried out via a legal guardian. In addition to the legislation aimed at increasing the security of mobile services, Agence Ecofin also reports that the government has introduced measures to ensure that all cybercafe users are identified.

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