A month before deadline, Smart reports 71.3% SIM registration rate

Smart Communications reported a strong compliance rate among its subscribers for SIM registration.

A month ahead of the extended July 25, 2023 deadline, the Manny Pangilinan-led telco service said 71.3% of its customers have registered their personal data, or 47.3 million out of the network’s 66.3-million customer base.

Total SIM registrations in the country have breached the 100-million mark as of mid-June, according to the Department of Information and Communications Technology.

UK probes Microsoft-OpenAI partnership

Britain’s competition watchdog announced on Friday that it was looking into whether a partnership between US tech giant Microsoft and artificial intelligence developer OpenAI resembles a merger.