Mobile SIM card registration

SIM card registration deadline extended: Controller

The extension will run for another month to allow communication access due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

He said Information and Communication Minister, Timothy Masiu, has approved the extension from the end of July to Friday, the 31st of August, 2020, for provincial urban centres and Wednesday 30th September for the rest of the country.

The extension was granted after requests from the Department of Health in view of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the National Capital District.

SIM card grace period to end soon

This was made known to this newsroom recently by Chief Executive Officer of National Information and Communication Authority, Charles Punaha.

Punaha said on April 30th, mobile network operators are expected to deactivate the unregistered SIM cards of their customers.

Punaha revealed Digicel PNG is yet to register 1 million customers, bmobile has an outstanding of 30,000 users not registered while Telikom PNG has to register its remaining 140 subscribers.

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Almost a year later and operators are still undertaking this mandatory process.

The staff of NICTA undertook this exercise as a way of reiterating the importance of completing this process before the deadline.


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