Biometric SIM regitration

Users can re-buy blocked SIM after May deadline

Mobile phone subscribers can re-buy their previous number upon failure to re-register their SIM cards with biometric data after May 31 deadline, according to a decision taken in a meeting chaired by BTRC.

June 1, 2016
June 1, 2016

Roaming users get 7 days for re-registration

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) directs operators to block all roaming SIMs if their customers fail to biometrically re-register their connection within seven days from the date of their arrival .

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

Users can re-buy blocked SIM after May deadline

Mobile phone subscribers can re-buy their previous number upon failure to re-register their SIM cards with biometric data after May 31 deadline, according to a decision taken in a meeting chaired by BTRC.

May 1, 2016
May 1, 2016

All the biometric SIM registration memes

People put up with the repeated messages and calls from customer service on their mobile phones, but continue to silently endure all, while producing a few hundred ingenious memes to vent their frustration.

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

16 lakh SIMs of physically challenged people won’t be deactivated: Tarana

State Minister for Post and Telecommunication Tarana Halim says the SIMs used by people with special needs which are yet to have biometric re-registration will not be deactivated on May 1.

April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016

SIM re-registration deadline will not be extended: Tarana

State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim says the government will not extend the deadline for re-registration of SIM cards with biometric data.

April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016

Matrix of Biometrics

The man was up against a cave wall, holding his freshly ground and moistened haematite pigment in a coconut shell. He had spent the morning painting two Babirusas (pig-deer) with the chewed, bristly end of a twig. It was a hot day in Borneo; the forest breeze did not reach inside the cave. He was about to wipe the sweat off his brow, when the sight of his arm gave him an idea. He placed his hand against the cave wall and blew paint all over it, leaving an unmistakable imprint on the side of the wall. Little did he know that 40,000 years later – his work of art would dethrone European caves as the earliest instance of human creativity. Unknowingly, he had also become one of the first, deliberate users of biometric information.