Telenor launches e-KYC based SIM activation in six circles

Keeping up with the trends of e-KYC based SIM activation, Telenor has now started implementing the service at its stores.


Telenor has announced that it is in the process of implementing e-KYC based SIM activation facility across its six operational telecom circles. The telco has successfully completed deployment of e-KYC facility at 700 stores. It now plans to extend the facilities to all its 2000 exclusive retail outlets by end of November. The operator has plans to extend the facilities to 10000 Point of Sales and take the services to mass market customer subsequently.

To avail the e-KYC service, customers need to provide the Aadhaar number at the time of availing a new connection. To activate the connection, the user needs to complete biometric verification at the Telenor store. The SIM would then be instantly activated and ready to use.

Speaking about the initiative, Upanga Dutta, Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor India, said, “We are very excited about rolling out e-KYC as this heralds a new era of digitalization and is a step forward in making Digital India a reality. This is in line with our ambition of becoming the preferred partner in the digital life of our customers. In a mobile first country, e-KYC reinforces our commitment to make mobile services simple and easy by using innovative technology solutions.