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Kwick launches fingerprint verification system for SIM sales in Pakistan


Kwick High-Tech & Solutions has announced the launch of a new biometric device for telecom operators in Pakistan to verify the identity of its customers when making SIM card sales.

According to the company, the new unnamed verification machine consists of an integrated Android device running Kwick’s own application and a fingerprint sensor. Software development and solution integration have been done by Kwick’s internal team. As of yet it is unclear which particular fingerprint sensor will be used as a part of this new device.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, the Sindh High Court in Karachi previously told all cellular companies to ensure franchise holders are equipped with the proper tools for verification that fingerprint devices are to be connected with Nadra. Starting in July 2013, it was directed that no SIM card sales or reactivations be issued without biometric verification.

Also reported previously, there has been significant resistance from telecom operators in the country who feel as though the cost of the verification machines is too much to bear.

Kwick originally proposed the new biometric system early in 2013, at the time, saying the system would communicate with a data server hosted at cellular companies to validate national identity card holders.


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