The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) introduced a new system of Fingerprint Identification System for new prepaid and postpaid SIM card registration. The tentative deadline to start the process is February.
Thailand has a total of 103 million mobile subscribers out of which 8% use mobile banking system for transactions therefore the NBTC urges everyone to follow the guidelines and enroll through the fingerprint process. All the information will be saved in NBTC’s safe servers.
The mobile operators will prepare a new process / form for the enrollment application.
As crime via mobile banking has increased the NBTC’s push for more authentication is key in the next few years.
The fingerprint system was built by the Engineering Faculty of Kasetsart University who won the bid for the auction in September.