Tanzania's communications regulator introduces system to trace fraudulent traffic

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DAR ES SALAAM, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said on Thursday it has fixed a telecommunication traffic monitoring system (TTMS) aimed at tracing fraudulent traffic.

James Kilaba, TCRA Director General, said the TTMS will officially be handed over to President John Magufuli on Friday at TCRA's headquarters in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

Kilaba said the system has been useful in identifying fraudulent traffic as well as mobile money transactions, data that would have been difficult to access accurately without such a system.

The state-of-the-art technology has also enabled TCRA to ascertain the quality of services given by mobile phone operators to their customers, he added.

"Economic activities related to information and communication technology (ICT) have grown and continue to grow tremendously in our country hence the need for robust monitoring system," he said.

Kilaba added that ICT should continue to contribute in economic development.

In April 2016, President Magufuli sacked the then TCRA Director General Ally Simba and disbanded the entire TCRA Board of Directors for failing to oversee the monitoring of the industry. Enditem

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