NBTC to power mobile user registration system in Laos

Monday 13 June 2016 | 11:30 CET | News

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) plans to develop a system for registering mobile phone subscribers in Laos. The system development is scheduled for completion this year, The Nation reports, citing NBTC secretary-general Takorn Tantalite. The NBTC will invest THB 7 million in the system development. The platform will allow mobile phone users to use their fingerprint and ID to register via applications for mobile phones, tablets and computers.

The mobile user registration system is part of a broader plan designed to promote national security cooperation between the two countries. Back in February, the NBTC and Laos's Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) signed a cooperation agreement in the telecommunications sector.

Laos has 5 million mobile phone users and a total population of 6.5 million inhabitants. About 60 percent of the total mobile user base has already registered their phone numbers but the registered information is still not complete. The new system is expected to help MPT register mobile phone users again with complete data.

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