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ImageWare to supply biometrics for major telecom operator with fintech ambitions in South Africa

ImageWare to supply biometrics for major telecom operator with fintech ambitions in South Africa

ImageWare Systems has commenced deployment of biometrics for one of the world’s largest mobile network operators, along with partner Contactable, to offer the MNO’s customers seamless and secure identity proofing and authentication.

The joint solution enables verification and management of user’s digital identity, along with KYC compliance for a mobile money solution in South Africa. MTN Just announced the relaunch of its mobile money offering for January 2020, TechCentral reports. ImageWare notes that its customer has merged telecom and mobile financial services.

“The fusion of ImageWare’s biometric solutions and Contactable’s federated digital identity platform to satisfy this project is exciting,” says Jim Miller, ImageWare Systems chairman and CEO. “Our Biometric Engine was developed with scalability in mind, and this project provides another great opportunity to showcase how quickly and reliably we can authenticate users despite the immense number of identities being verified. Contactable’s identity and ecosystem platform provides us the ability to utilize biometrics across the entire customer ecosystem managed on the Contactable platform.”

The initial order was received earlier this month, according to the announcement, after which ImageWare completed its pre-production testing of its biometric identity proofing, authentication, and anti-spoofing platforms, which it will roll out in 2020.

“Incorporating ImageWare’s secure yet easy-to-use multi-modal biometric authentication solutions is essential for the adoption and success of this identity authentication and regulatory compliance process,” emphasizes Contactable CEO Shaun Strydom.

ImageWare and Laxton announced a partnership for mobile law enforcement biometrics earlier this week.

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