Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group

16257051548 92f5a1f9c5 zMobile phone operator company Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG)

AFASG is a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa

The mandate has a period of two years, renewable for two more, upon evaluation of the work performed and subject to a new election.

The appointment is the result of an application process based on the presentation of a strategic leadership plan for the group in Africa submitted for consideration by its members.

Unitel competed with MTN (with 18 operations in Africa) and Wana Corporate, Morocco. Unitel’s director of risk, fraud and security, José Carlos Sobreira Martins, will assure the role of chair.

The AFASG includes major telecommunications groups in Africa such as: Orange (18 operations in Africa); MTN (18); Airtel (16); Vodafone/Vodacom (8) and Millicom/Tigo (4), in addition to other individual mobile operators and Associate Members such as technology vendors such as Ericsson and Huawei.

AFASG is an entity within the framework of the GSMA Association, which in turn represents the international interests of all mobile telecommunications operators worldwide. There are more than 800 mobile operators and more than 350 associated companies that are part of the wide mobile ecosystem.

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