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Biometric SIM registration curbs crime in Ghana, not as effective in Nigeria

Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalization Ursula Owusu says there has been a noticeable drop in SIM card-related fraud in…

 

Mexican feds can’t mandate biometric SIM registration. Can telcos entice consumers?

AT&T Mexico is offering customers biometric authentication to open and secure their accounts. The identity authentication and digital contract holds…

 

Biometric SIM card registration ongoing worldwide, but what about Ghana’s ‘final’ deadline?

Biometric identity registration for mobile phone subscribers continues around the world with soft nudges or more stringent changes. In India…

 

Unregistered SIM blocking: Kenyans get another 60 days, Ghanaians have till end of October

Two countries enforcing SIM blocks for those not yet registered for digital identity have extended their deadlines, and both deny…

 

Millions of SIM cards in Kenya yet to be registered as deadline nears

There is said to be unease among mobile telephone users in Kenya as almost 14 million active SIM cards across…

 

Ghana pauses early block on mobile subscribers as biometric SIM registration draws criticism

Telecoms in Ghana have been instructed to stop blocking SIM cards, roughly a week after they were due to begin…

 

Ghana imposes fee for biometric SIM registration with self-service app

The Ghanaian government is introducing a self-service mobile application, with a fee, to fast-track the ongoing SIM card re-registration exercise…

 

26M SIMs still unidentified in Ghana as biometric registration deadline extended again

Ghanaians have been given up to September 30, 2022, to re-register their SIM cards with biometrics or have them indefinitely…

 

Lesotho, Namibia join trend of SIM card registration with biometrics

The southern African nations of Lesotho and Namibia have launched campaigns for citizens to re-register their SIM cards with their…

 

Stakeholders debate legality, efficacy of South Africa’s biometric SIM registry proposal

Mobile network operators and digital media companies in South Africa have taken a series of complaints about proposed biometric identity…

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