Peruvian watchdog Osiptel has issued fines totalling PEN5.38 million (USD2.09 million) to a trio of cellcos for selling SIMs without requiring customers to provider proof of identity. Osiptel handed fines of 536 tax units (UIT) equivalent to PEN1.98 million to both Claro and Movistar, whilst Nextel was handed a fine of 381 UIT or PEN1.41 million. The penalties relate to a study carried out by the watchdog, which found that between October 2011 and December 2012 the three providers were selling devices and activating lines without verifying the buyer’s identity.
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