The Liberia Telecommunications Authority has issued the amended version of the SIM card Registration Regulations.
The regulations have been developed by the LTA pursuant to Part III Section11 (q) of the Liberia Telecommunications Act of 2007.
According to the LTA, these regulations are made to provide a regulatory framework for the compulsory registration of all activated SIM/RUIM Cards and SIM/RUIM Cards users and the establishment of a control administration and management of a subscriber database for all users.
These regulations shall apply to corporate, private, government institutions and all other users of SIM/RUIM cards in the Republic of Liberia, but shall not extend to users of SIM/RUIM cards issued by Foreign Licenses who are roaming on the network of a service provider in the Republic of Liberia provided such holder/user issued by a Foreign License shall remain in Liberia for 30 days or less.
The objectives of these regulations are to mandate service providers to:
- Record and maintain the Personal information of mobile telecommunications subscribers in the Republic of Liberia
- Establish,control,administer and protect databases of mobile telecommunications subscribers in the Republic of Liberia
- Use the National Identification Registry(NIR) Verification Platform to verify the authenticity of the Identity document presented during registration and
- Establish penalties for violations of these regulations.
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