According to a new Cullen International Global Trends benchmark, the registration of the identities of the users of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards is mandatory in each of the 17 sub-Saharan African jurisdictions surveyed.
In many of these jurisdictions SIM registration requirements have been in place for over a decade. However, in some countries, existing rules were revised more recently, introducing new elements in the SIM registration process.
Scope of the new research:
- Regulatory frameworks on SIM registrations
- Implementation status
- Collection of biometric data
- Background statistics on SIM cards
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo DR), Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia.
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