Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) revealed that it would launch its online SIM registration portal to help subscribers register their SIM.
Smart also hailed the issuance of the SIM Registration Law’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). In a statement, Atty. Roy Ibay, VP and Head of Regulatory of Smart, noted that they are also proud to “contribute to the crafting of the IRR.”
In addition, Ibay also expressed that IRR aims to be all-inclusive as Public Telecommunication Entities (PTEs) shall also provide additional means to assist persons with disabilities, senior citizens, pregnant women, and/or persons with special needs in registering their respective SIMs—a provision that was added even as it was not mentioned specifically in the law.
“We join the National Telecommunications Commission, key regulators and government
agencies, and our counterparts in other PTEs in ensuring the orderly and effective
implementation of our SIM Registration Law,” he added.
Meanwhile, Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Business Group – Individual at Smart, addressed that they are committed to ensuring that implementing the SIM Registration Law will be easy and convenient for subscribers.
“We are ready to roll out our SIM Registration processes after months of preparations, which have included, among others, studying best global practices and technology solutions from other countries that have already implemented SIM registration. We will release more information about the SIM registration portal via our official channels in the next few weeks,” he added.