IDEMIA biometric tech selected to onboard new Movistar Chile customers

IDEMIA has been selected by Telefónica to be its first ever South American digital identity mobile KYC and digital signature mobile store services provider for paperless contracts.

IDEMIA will provide Movistar Chile, Telefónica’s local subsidiary, with an end-to-end KYC service featuring facial recognition and digital signature technology to assist in-store sales people signing up new customers. The service includes a mobile app to match customer ID documents with customer photos stored in biometric databases. Once their identity is verified customers can sign their new contract electronically.

IDEMIA’s facial recognition algorithm outperformed all other U.S. government providers’ biometric algorithms in NIST’s most recent Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT).

“IDEMIA is one of the best-in-class firm to make the grade and be our first ever South American partner delivering an end-to-end digital solution for our customers,” said Enrique Gonzalo Berrocal Anrique, Sub-Manager of Digital Process Transformation from Telefónica Chile. “Now we can market the best digital shopping experience backed by watertight digital identity security and involving paperless, frictionless and intuitive customer sign-up procedures.”

This new deal is a continuation of Telefónica’s ongoing relationship with IDEMIA. The augmented identity company has previously provided Telefónica with SIMs, Over-the-Air and M2M eSIM Global Subscription Management platforms.

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