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Tarana: Mobile handset registration from Feb

  • Published at 10:54 am December 16th, 2015

Registration of mobile handset is going to be started from February in the New Year, state minister for posts and telecommunication Tarana Halim has said.

She came up with the announcement of the planned launching of the mobile handset registration at the inauguration ceremony of biometric SIM registration process at Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in the city on Wednesday noon.

"The telecom regulator would issue directive to register the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number of mobile handset in February," Tarana said.

we would be able to ensure digital identity after completing the process alongside the biometric SIM registration, she added.

She, however, didn't clear the mode of handset registration process.

But, officials of BTRC informed that users have to go customer care centre to register the mobile handset.

Meanwhile, the government Wednesday launched the biometric SIM registration system which would be continued in next four months.  

Now the country has over 13 crore mobile phone subscribers and over eight crore handsets in people's hand.