NICTA confirms halt in SIM card deactivation

The National Information and Communications Technology Authority has confirmed the SIM card deactivation exercise, planned to be carried at midnight today, has been halted following the stay order granted by the court.

NICTA says they have verbally notified all mobile phone network operators not to deactivate un-registered SIM cards while a formal notice will be sent out to the operators tomorrow after a briefing between the SIM Card Registration and legal teams and NICTA management.

SIM card deactivation is now on hold pending court decision after May 15th.

Member for Madang Bryan Kramer filed an urgent application yesterday, and today sought the stay.

(Filepic of NICTA CEO, Charles Punaha)

Carolyn Ure