Mexico to make fresh attempt to register prepay SIMs

Wednesday 15 January 2020 | 13:56 CET | News
The Mexican Senate and the Secretariat of Citizen Security and Protection (SSPC) are preparing a new proposal to ensure all prepay SIM cards are registered, reports local daily Milenio. The aim is to introduce legislation to make SIM card registration mandatory with a view to preventing criminal activities including extortion and kidnapping, said the report, adding that Mexico isn’t currently among the 150 countries with a database of SIM card owners.

Mexico attempted to introduce mandatory SIM card registrations back in 2009, but gave up after the corresponding database became available on the black market for around MXN 500.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: Mexico
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