Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to deactivate additional SIM (subscriber identity module) cards of those who have more than 15 registered under a national identity (NID) card soon.
As per the recent BTRC decision, a subscriber is allowed to register a maximum of 15 SIM cards against his/her NID, BTRC Vice Chairman Subrata Roy Maitra told UNB on Sunday.
Additional SIM cards are registered against one NID – analogue and digital, he said.
The telecom regulator has urged subscribers to deactivate additional SIM cards against one NID from the respective customer care centres.
Besides, BTRC is collecting data of such SIM cards registered with one NID to take action.
On June 20, 2016, BTRC decided that 20 SIM cards can be registered against one NID card and later it reduced the number to five on August, 2017.
On October 24, 2017, the commission revised its decision and set the number at 15.