GP re-registers 2.32cr users
Over 2.32 crore Grameenphone customers have completed their re-registrations through biometric verification.
The figure constitutes 41 percent of Grameenphone's customer base, the market leader in the telecom sector said in a statement yesterday.
The re-registration process verifies customer's national identification (NID) number and fingerprints against the Election Commission's database.
“I would like to thank our customers for coming forward to participate in the re-registration process,” said Mahmud Hossain, Grameenphone's chief corporate affairs officer.
The channel partners are also doing a wonderful job in supporting this huge task, he said.
In the statement, Grameenphone also reiterated that the company does not store any fingerprints on its own system, as the information is sent directly to the EC through the automated system, and the operator only receives a “Yes/No” message from the EC.
The customers' fingerprints are scanned to match with the fingerprints already collected by the EC during their voter registration process.
Grameenphone requested all its subscribers, who are yet to re-register their connections, to complete the biometric registration without any fear of data misuse, as the regulatory deadline for it ends on April 30.
Banglalink earlier said it re-registered 1.15 crore of its subscribers with biometric verification till the first week of March, which is 35 percent of its total consumer base.