Safaricom gets backing in mobile cash war with Equity

In Summary
London-based GSMA, the global association of telecoms operators using the GSM technology, has written to the Kenyan authorities warning of the risks that use of the slim SIM cards pose to the integrity of the mobile telecommunications platforms.
ceosThe GSMA says the overlay SIM (which is embedded between a normal SIM card and the device) has the potential of harvesting and revealing sensitive data passing the system.
The technical opinion risks further delaying Equity’s use of the thin SIM to enter the lucrative mobile money market.


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