Grameenphone Re-Registers 23 Million Customers
Published on: 21st Mar 2016
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Bangladesh's Grameenphone says that over 23.27 million customers have successfully completed their re registration through the biometric verification process as per the guidelines provided by the telecoms regulator, the BTRC.
The figure constitutes 41% of the operator's customer base.
From January 2016 Government initiated re-registration of mobile phone subscribers through the biometric process. Through this process customer's NID and fingerprint is verified against the Election commission's database.
"I would like to thank our customers for coming forward to participate in the re-registration process and grateful to them for their support. The channel partners are also doing a wonderful job in supporting this huge task, said Grameenphone, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Mahmud Hossain.
Clarifying its position with the concerns raised over fingerprint storage by mobile phone operators, Grameenphone added that the company does not store any fingerprints on its own system.
The deadline for re-registration is April 30, 2016. Re-registration is being done at more than 43,000 Grameenphone biometric points across the country. The subscribers require to bring a copy of their National Identity (NID) Card, a passport size photograph and the active SIM intended for re-registration