Peru Takes Steps To Tackle Mobile Phone Use In Criminal ActivityOctober 2011 | Regulatory Development
Peruvian telecoms regulator Osiptel has fined Telefónica, Claro and Nextel PEN700,000 (US$252,000) each for failure to conform to new regulations surrounding registration of SIM cards. The new regulations, introduced earlier in 2011, require the operators to verify the user's identity prior to purchasing a mobile phone. The move was to reduce the use of mobile phones in criminal activity, by eliminating the anonymity of prepaid phones. However, BMI believes such measures are unlikely to have a significant effect on criminal activity in the country in the short term.
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