Cameroon ups payment ID rules in ransom crackdown
A top minister in Cameroon told local divisions of Orange and MTN to impose mandatory identification for senders and recipients of mobile money transactions, in the wake of a spate of ransom payments made over cash transfer services, Agence Cameroun…
MTN extends GSMA mobile money approval
MTN Cameroon became the latest operator to have its mobile money service approved by the GSMA’s certification assessors, the 13th service provider to achieve the accolade. In a statement, the operator said approval followed a five-day assessment.
Second MTN unit struck with mobile money rumours
MTN Cameroon categorically denied accusations on social media it plans to close down its mobile money service, less than two weeks after the group’s Ghana business was forced to defend against a similar social media campaign.
Cameroon slaps fines on largest operators
Local units of Orange, Viettel and MTN were fined a combined XAF3. 5 billion ($6 million) by authorities in Cameroon for failing to properly register SIM cards and not meeting network improvement targets, Cameroon Press Agency reported. Orange received a XAF1.
MTN hits back at Cameroon privacy accusations
MTN Cameroon was forced to defend itself after a report suggested messages it sent to subscribers “violate customer privacy” and were intended to “curtail customer rights”. The allegations, reported by Cameroon Concord, relate to complaints customers received unsolicited messages relating to internet usage.
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