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Biometric Update regularly writes news about SIM cards. The following set of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news concerning SIM cards. More topics may be perused by accessing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.

 

Kenyan telco requires face biometrics for SIM card re-registration

Safaricom, one of the leading mobile telephone network providers in Kenya, is reportedly asking users to visit the nearest Safaricom…

 

Ghana to address challenges slowing ongoing biometric SIM re-registration

The Board of Directors of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and mobile telephone operators in Ghana have agreed on a…

 

Why are one-time passcodes so hard to give up?

By Stuart Neal, General Manager Identity, Boku A recent survey conducted in the UK discovered that, among those who celebrate,…

 

Track record of biometric Ghana SIM re-registration provider comes under scrutiny

At a time when many Ghanaians have been expressing frustration with the biometric capture process for a government-ordered SIM card…

 

Ghanaians cry foul over stressful biometric SIM re-registration experience

Many Ghanaians who have to stand on long queues to have their biometrics captured for the SIM re-registration drive directed…

 

Nigerian digital ID tokens criticized as NIN-SIM linkage deadline extended yet again

For the ninth time, Nigeria’s federal government has extended, by three months, the deadline for citizens to link their biometrics-backed…

 

Pakistan turns to fingerprint liveness detection to shut down fraudulent SIM business

Stolen fingerprints in Pakistan have pushed the government to deploy live finger detectors. Government regulator the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority will…

 

Pakistan launches digital wallet for financial inclusion on back of biometric SIM registry

Pakistan’s government has unveiled a plan to bring 50 million people into the financial system by leveraging the country’s biometric…

 

Philippines digital ID scheme to get boost with $600M World Bank loan

The government of the Philippines recently secured a World Bank loan to the tune of $600 million to help push…

 

Arrests in Pakistan for fake fingerprint biometrics, NADRA breach alleged

Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two men in Faisalabad for allegedly being involved in activating SIM cards with…

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