THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said on Thursday that the total number of subscriber identification modules (SIM) is closing in on the 100k mark.
According to latest figures from the DICT, the number of registered SIMs is now at 94,314,887.
DICT Secretary Atty. Ivan John Uy earlier said that they are seeking to register a little more than 100 million of the 168,016,400 “legitimate” users, meaning that the rest are just “active” subscriber identification modules being used for scams.
The said number of registered figures represent 56.13% of total number of active SIMs.
Smart Communications continues to lead the registration with 44,660,289 of their 66304,761 subscribers.
Globe Telecoms is closing in with 43,383,650 registered out of the active 86,746,672 subscribers.
Dito Telecommunity on the other hand has 6,270,948 of their 14,964,967 subscribers registered.
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. last month approved the 90-day extension of the SIM registration period.
This meant that after the April 26 deadline, it has been moved or extended until July 25.
The SIM Card Registration Act, signed by President Marcos on December 27, 2022, mandates that all PTEs should establish their respective registration platforms to onboard users who present valid identification cards.
Catherine R. Cueto