Tanzania pilots biometric SIM registration

5 Mar 2018

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has launched a pilot project for biometric SIM registration to improve security across the country. The Citizen cites TCRA Director General, James Kilaba, as saying that seven regions will initially be involved in the pilot, namely Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, Coast, Singida, Tanga, Iringa and Zanzibar. The new system requires customers to provide their fingerprints, as well as proof of identity, to register their SIM card.