Thai Regulator to Assist Laos Phone Registrations
Published on: 13th Jun 2016
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Thailand's telecoms regulator, the NBTC is to develop a system for registering mobile phone subscribers in neigbouring Laos, as part of a plan to promote national security cooperation between the two countries.
The two countries regulators agreed to cooperate on cross-border issues earlier this year.
The NBTC will develop a system which will allow mobile phone users to use their fingerprint and ID to register via applications for mobile devices.
The secretary-general of the NBTC, Takorn Tantalite said that the system is expected to be completed this year.
Laos has 5 million mobile phone users out of its 6.5 million population, and around 60 percent have had their ID registered with their accounts.