Press Releases

January 1970

Telenor Pakistan sells first SIM through Biometric Verification System in Karachi

Telenor Pakistan has started selling SIMs using the recently installed Biometric Verification System (BVS) for activation of SIMs in Karachi. It has deployed BVS at 29 point of sales across Karachi, ensuring that all Sales & Service Centers and Franchises in the city are BVS compliant.

Telenor Pakistan completed BVS deployment in Karachi on November 30 and starting December 1, all SIM sales through BVS are underway at all of Telenor Pakistan Sales & Service Centers and Franchises in Karachi.

Telenor Pakistan's staff along with channel partners was trained on the new system to ensure seamless transition to meet customer demands. Moreover, in order to facilitate consumers, special SIM sale counters for BVS have been setup alongside placement of informative posters, standees and handing out of brochures.

Commenting on this development, Lars Christian Iuel, CEO, Telenor Pakistan expressed satisfaction and said, "We are pleased to announce that we have completed the implementation of Biometric Verification Systems at all our outlets in Karachi to ensure higher accuracy of subscriber data. We are confident that BVS will further help us address the issue of unregistered SIMs and prevent the irregular use of cellular connections. We are extremely grateful to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Ministry of Information and Technology, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and the Ministry of Interior for helping us in this process. We have deployed the systems in Karachi fully and have trained our resources and staff to make the process efficient and effective. In phase II, we will deploy biometric verification at all Telenor Pakistan Franchises and Sales & Service Centers across Pakistan."

Telenor Pakistan has procured and deployed state of the art German technology with zero rejection rate to ensure an efficient verification process. These systems have also been previously used extensively in Telenor Sahulat Ghars across the country.

About Telenor Pakistan
Telenor Pakistan is a provider of high quality telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005. It has over 30 million subscribers, 3,000 employees and a nationwide network covering more than 8,000 cities. It holds a majority share in Tameer Microfinance Bank Limited. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to operations in Asia.

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