Lesotho launches SIM registration

19 May 2022

The Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) has announced that the country’s mobile phone users will be required to register their SIM cards with their service provider starting from 24 June. The announcement follows the publication of the Communications (Subscriber Identity Module Registration) Regulations, 2021 in December last year. The LCA’s Chief Regulatory Officer, Thato Ponya, said the exercise is aimed at reducing crime committed using mobile phones. The country is home to two mobile network operators, namely South Africa-based Vodacom and Econet Telecom Lesotho (ETL).