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Telia demonstrates 5G network with facial biometric payments to ice cream truck

Telia demonstrates 5G network with facial biometric payments to ice cream truck

Telecom Telia has demonstrated the power of its Finnish 5G network, installed by Nokia, by using biometric facial recognition for purchases of ten cents per portion from an ice cream truck in front of its Helsinki headquarters, Nokiamob.net reports.

Customers downloaded the Pivo Face Pay application to make biometric payments with an associated credit or debit card using only facial recognition. A POS tablet with a biometric camera system shows the transaction total and gives customers the opportunity to accept or deny it, before processing the payment. Face payment was supported for Visas and Mastercards issued by any bank, for customers with a mobile device running iOS 11.0 or later.

“The face-to-face payment is a good example of a service that benefits from increased 5G capacity and latency. 5G is once again a big leap forward in mobile data security,” says Telia 5G Program Director Janne Koistinen in a company announcement, as translated by Google.

Nokia has also developed a 5G version of its Beacon 3 router and the Nokia FastMile 5G Home Gateway to provide 5G residential internet connections.

Earlier this year, New Zealand’s Paymark moved into Spark’s 5G innovation lab to test an invisible payment experience with facial recognition.

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