Togo’s telecoms watchdog, the Authority of Posts and Telecommunications Regulation (Autorite de Reglementation des Secteurs de Postes et Telecommunications, ART&P), has set a ten-day deadline – starting 25 November – for anyone who has yet to register their SIM card to do so, or have their service disabled. ART&P is implementing the measure under Decree No. 2011-120/PR, which establishes mandatory identification of all subscribers using mobile telecoms services in Togo. Adopted in 2011, Decree No. 2011-120/PR is intended to clamp down on handsets being used for illegal activity. Four years after it came into force, however, many users still remain unidentified – something the watchdog is looking to change. Mobile operators Togo Cellulaire (Togocel) and Atlantique Telecom (Moov) have been asked to ensure that all their customers are informed of the deadline.
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