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Regulation To Require Thailand MNOs Biometrically Register Subscribers

Regulation To Require Thailand MNOs Biometrically Register Subscribers

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is pressing ahead with its new regulation requiring mobile network operators to enable biometric registration for subscribers, and has rejected calls to exempt smaller operators from the order, reports the Bangkok Post. The measure was introduced last last year as a means of improving security for customers, with…

Thailand Mobile Operators Must Enable Biometric Enrollment: Regulator

Thailand Mobile Operators Must Enable Biometric Enrollment: Regulator

Government regulators in Thailand are making biometric enrollment mandatory for mobile subscribers, reports the Bangkok Post. It’s a move headed by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, or NBTC. All mobile operators will be required to set up online fingerprint registration for subscribers, with next February being the tentative deadline. The move follows the NBTC’s announcement…

MNOs Launch Biometric Onboarding Systems in India

MNOs Launch Biometric Onboarding Systems in India

Airtel and Vodafone have launched new biometric enrollment systems for mobile subscribers in India. They’re linked to Aadhaar, the country’s national biometric ID program that is used for an increasing number of authentication applications across the country. Developed in collaboration with Safran Security & Identity (formerly Morpho), Airtel’s system has gone live in its stores in Delhi, and…

Bangladesh High Court Clears Path for Biometric SIM Registration Project

Bangladesh High Court Clears Path for Biometric SIM Registration Project

Bangladesh’s High Court has cleared the way for the country’s biometric SIM card registration project to go ahead as planned. Authorities worked with MNOs to start registering users’ biometrics last autumn, with the measure being considered a crime-fighting effort, since it would help to stop criminals from using mobile devices under assumed names; in this…

Bangladesh Minister Takes Hard Line on Biometric SIM Registration

Bangladesh Minister Takes Hard Line on Biometric SIM Registration

The government minister overseeing Bangladesh’s major project to get mobile network operators to register the biometrics of all users is taking a firm tone as she seeks to ensure it unfolds as planned. Speaking to reporters, State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim demanded greater cooperation from MNOs. Minister Halim said she has received about 300 reports…

Saudi Mobile Subscribers Must Register Biometrics

Saudi Mobile Subscribers Must Register Biometrics

Mobile network operators in Saudi Arabia must now collect the fingerprint biometrics of new subscribers. It’s the product of newly implemented legislation drafted by the country’s Communications and Information Technology Commission, and reflects a growing trend around the world. Pakistan’s government mandated biometric enrollment for mobile subscribers as a security measure after the Peshawar terror…

MTN Nigeria Begins Efforts to Register User Biometrics

MTN Nigeria Begins Efforts to Register User Biometrics

MTN Nigeria, a division of the mobile telecommunications company MTN Group, is embarking upon a major project to register the biometrics of its customers. The move is reportedly in response to urging from the Nigeria Communications Commission, a regulatory body that has criticized the mobile operator for failing to deactivate the accounts of about 5.4 million…

Morpho to Use Aadhaar To Enroll Airtel Subscribers

Morpho to Use Aadhaar To Enroll Airtel Subscribers

Morpho (Safran) has announced a major new contract to provide a digital onboarding system for Airtel, India’s biggest mobile network operator. What’s more, Morpho will use the Aadhaar national biometric citizen registry to authenticate Airtel subscribers. It’s going to start as a proof of concept initiative in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, but it could expand on…

Bangladesh Begins Biometric Registration of Mobile Users

Bangladesh Begins Biometric Registration of Mobile Users

Bangladeshi mobile network operators have started registering the biometric data of users. It’s part of a bid to stop criminal activity, with the country’s government having launched the idea after hearing allegations that criminals were registering mobile SIM cards under assumed names, or else simply not registering them. The move is being spearheaded by six…