ICT Africa Headline Press Release

UK Firm Secures Globacom SIM Protection Contract

 
CAJ News
BY HENRY IFEANYI, 13 DECEMBER 2013

Lagos — GLOBACOM, the country's indigenous telecommunications company, has awarded the contract for the protection of its Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards in Ghana to Revector, the United Kingdom-based firm.

Globacom stated that the mobile anti-fraud and revenue protection firm had begun the campaign to detect and eliminate SIM box fraud on its network in the country.

Akeem Kazeem, Head of Business at Glo Mobile, said Revector was selected based on its past record of performance in SIM fraud protection.

“Revector was the obvious choice as a partner to identify and remove illegal SIM Boxes from our network.

"The company's experience, expertise and consultancy are globally acknowledged. We are delighted that the engagement of Revector has started yielding immediate results. They have been identifying new SIM Boxes every day as we work to remove this illegal activity.”

Andy Gent, Chief Executive Officer of Revector, said, “It is refreshing to see Glo Mobile Ghana making such a proactive stance towards removing fraudulent sims from the network. Already, we are seeing the results of this, saving Glo money and generating lost revenues for both the operator and government.”

SIM box fraud occurs when the cost paid to mobile operators to terminate international calls exceeds the cost of a local mobile to mobile call in a country.

The illegal enterprise is undertaken by people who are not licensed to provide telecommunications services.

To perpetrate the act, fraudsters buy multiple SIM cards and sell the capacity to terminate calls on the open market. This leads to lost revenues for mobile network operators.


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