ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage
Luanda

Max:

Min:

Home » News » Science and Technology

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:16 - Updated Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:14

Police warn of blocking irregular phone numbers

Luanda - National Police warned Monday mobile phone companies that keep operating outdated telephone numbers will be criminally responsible.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send

Correct

To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

Police want to block irregular phone numbers

Photo: Pedro Parente

This was during a press conference of the Commission set up under the Joint Executive Decree.

The representative of the National Police, Bruno Gomes, said it was necessary to start blocking such numbers in order to hinder the crimes committed through these means.

He said that there is a commitment to protect the rights of consumers, who are obliged to update their telephone numbers.

The CEO of National Institute of Inacom, Leonel Inacio Augusto, said that his institution granted another 48 hours for the owners of 500,000 numbers in Angola to update their data.

According to him, there are 14 million users of electronic communications services, of which 11.3 million, have been registered.

He added that with the completion of this process, started in 2015, some 1.2 million numbers have been suspended, including non-active numbers of those who have failed to request for issuing a duplicate.

Read also
  • 06/12/2017 10:45:53

    Electrification deemed necessary for communication costs reduction

    Luanda - The director for institutional relations of the mobile phone company Unitel, Humberto Mbote, has expressed his optimism about the benefits of the country's first satellite, dubbed Angosat-1, but stressed that for communication costs to reduce there has to be full electrification of the country and security measures.

  • 28/11/2017 10:55:55

    Angosat1 reaches stage of integration into launching mechanism

    Luanda - The minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, said last Monday in Luanda that the launching into orbit of the first Angolan Satellite (Angosat-1) is now at the stage of its integration into the launching mechanism.

  • 17/11/2017 15:41:16

    Angosat 1 to bring many economic benefits to country

    Luanda - The launch of the first Angolan satellite "Angosat 1" will offer many benefits, both economically and job creation.