Peru confirms biometric prepaid registration from January

Peru regulator Osiptel has confirmed that biometric registration will be mandatory for the sale of prepaid mobile connections from 02 January 2017. Telecompaper reports that the Operators have been preparing for the introduction since June already and must have all systems ready by the start of the new year. The customer’s fingerprint is scanned and his or her identity verified with a national database. Osiptel said it has already examined the systems of four of the five operators in the market and will conduct further spot checks to ensure the new system is being enforced.

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