NBTC imposes a limit on SIM purchases

26 Jul 2018

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has introduced a limit on the number of SIM cards purchased and/or registered at a retail shop. Users can now only buy up to five SIMs from one mobile provider, which then must be registered via the country’s biometric verification system (a face recognition or a fingerprint verification). The NBTC introduced the biometric registration process for pre-paid SIM cards on 15 December 2017, and the system was extended to post-paid subscriptions in February 2018.