Over 3.3m SIM cards reactivated following biometric registration conclusion

17 Mar 2020

Just over 3.3 million mobile customers have reactivated their SIM cards, following the conclusion of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA’s) biometric SIM card registration scheme on 20 January. Daily News cites a statement from the regulator’s Director General, James Kilaba, as saying that around 3.3 million of the 9.5 million suspended SIM cards have now been reactivated, after the customers registered their details with their service providers.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, biometric SIM registration was launched on 1 May 2019 and was originally scheduled to be completed on 31 December, but the deadline was extended by 20 days to give mobile phone users more time to register their National Identification Numbers with their service provider.