All WASPs on MTN now forced to subscribe to anti-fraud software

MTN has made it compulsory for all WASPS which operate on its network to subscribe to an industry-approved anti-fraud software solution.

MTN executive Jacqui O’Sullivan told MyBroadband the reason for the requirement is that the mobile industry has been hit by malware and “click-jacking” attacks.

“These are tactics that are used by unscrupulous advertising networks to drive up their revenues. More customers than ever are being affected and as a responsible corporate citizen, we felt it necessary to intervene on behalf of our customers,” said MTN.

“We are also in the process of taking further measures to protect our customers. These include making changes to our business rules for all third-party services, while also enhancing our current third-party billing interrogation software, which will ensure that our customers are completely protected.”

Letter to WASPs

The statement from MTN comes after an industry player showed MyBroadband a letter from MTN SA to its partners.

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