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 Tuesday, December 09, 2008

­Mexico is set to join the increasing number of countries which require mandatory registration for all mobile phone users, after the lower house of Congress approved a bill to create a national database of subscriber details.

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Under the plans in the bill, all mobile phone users will be required to submit a proof of address and their fingerprints to the mobile operators.

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According to statistics from the Mobile World analysts, the country ended the first half of this year with 73.45 million mobile phone users. Approximately 95% of the market is prepay - requiring a considerable registration effort by the mobile operators.

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Source: Cellular News.