The anti-fraud systems implemented by Vodacom, Cell C, and Telkom

MTN announced in May 2018 that it had 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.

The move was welcomed by consumers, who said it was a step in the right direction for mobile operators.

To see what Vodacom, Telkom, and Cell C have planned in the anti-fraud space, MyBroadband spoke to the networks about the potential of implementing similar systems.


Vodacom

Vodacom told MyBroadband it has implemented a number of measures in a concerted effort to

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