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Telecoms disconnect 2 million phone lines

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel) informs that the telecommunications provider companies have disconnected 2.1 million phone lines for the reason that they have not been able to prove the identities of the holders. The regulating body warned that it would remain alert and that it is conducting investigations and operations that could lead to the closure and loss of contracts of distribution agents, as well as penalties for the telecoms that they represent, for engaging in the activation of lines without the appropriate registration and verification of the applicant’s identity.

Indotel said that the prepaid mobile phone account ownership process review ordered by resolution 39-13 issued by Indotel’s management board, “has concluded, resulting in 72% of valid lines and 28% suspended lines for not being able to prove the identity of the account holder, meaning that more than 2.1 million lines were disconnected”.

According to Indotel, before the resolution was applied, the regulating body “had been vigilant, conducting investigations and operations together with other state bodies in order to ensure that the rule for validating identity when new lines are activated is being respected by the concessionaries and their agents”.

Earlier this week, presidency minister Gustavo Montalvo accused telecommunications companies of failing to cooperate by eliminating unregistered phones and called on Indotel to take the necessary measures to prevent unregistered phones from being used in criminal acts.

Source: Dt

August 27, 2015

Category: DR News |

  1. Samson

    Better late than never. No wonder this is a haven for criminals.

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