Articles with tag: telecom

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Standard Chartered partners with Secret Double Octopus

15 Oct 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Standard Chartered’s venture capital arm SC Ventures has made a strategic investment in Secret Double Octopus, an Israel-based startup providing passwordless authentication technology.

Standard Chartered, Secret Double Octopus, SC Ventures, strategic investment, Israel, startup, passwordless, authentication, Sony Financial Ventures, telecoms, KDDI, banks, financial institutions, cyber security, online threats

DIMOCO notifies German MNOs Telefónica Germany, Telekom and Vodafone as payment agents

02 Oct 2020 | Mobile Payments

DIMOCO has announced the notification of the mobile network operators Telefónica Germany, Telekom and Vodafone as payment agents.

DIMOCO, Telefónica Germany, Telekom, Vodafone, carrier billing, payment license, telecom

Jumia partners with Airtel Kenya for mobile payments

01 Oct 2020 | Mobile Payments

Nigeria-based marketplace Jumia has announced a new partnership with telco Airtel Kenya to enable consumers to complete online transactions using Airtel Money. 

Jumia, Airtel Kenya, Airtel Money, partnership, Kenya, Nigeria, Africa, marketplace, telecommunications, telco, mobile payments, mobile app, mobile transactions, financial inclusion, COVID-19, coronavirus, online checkout, Ghana, Uganda

Standard Chartered teams up with Airtel Africa to bring financial inclusion

14 Aug 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Standard Chartered has partnered Airtel Africa, a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services.

Airtel, Africa, Standard Chartered, finance, telecommunications, mobile money, online, payments, mobile banking, banking Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Vodacom teams up with China's Alipay in mobile payments push

21 Jul 2020 | Mobile Payments

Mobile operator Vodacom has announced it will aggregate different merchants and service providers such as Alipay so that users can do all their business online.

Alipay, China, Vodacom, ecommerce, WeChat, Competition Commission, telecom, telco, Asia, APAC

Consortium of investors fund Trustly to support further expansion

10 Jun 2020 | Payments General

Trustly, a global online account-to-account (A2A) payments provider, has announced strategic minority investment by a consortium of investors to support further expansion.

ecommerce, financial services, gaming, media, telecom, online banking payments, Trustly, investment, A2A payments

ETSI joined by IDnow for identity verification standards

15 May 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

IDnow has joined an international working group of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for the development of European standards for identity verification. 

IDnow, European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ETSI, Task Force, Europe, KYC, eIDs, identity verification, electronic signatures, standards, regulations, identity schemes

Facebook invests USD 5.7 bln in Reliance Jio Platforms

22 Apr 2020 | Payments General

Digital Onboarding and KYC Report 2020

Facebook has invested USD 5.7 billion in Reliance Jio Platforms, owned by Reliance Industries, the biggest telecom operator in India, according to TechCrunch

Facebook, investment, Reliance Jio, India, telecom

FICO to support businesses set up new payment schedules

09 Apr 2020 | Online Payments

Global analytics software company FICO has created a set of digital scenarios that can help lenders, telecom providers, and others to set up new payment schedules that help customers seeking immediate relief.

FICO, telecom, lending

Manx Telecom completes blockchain PoC with Minima to show future of payment for telcos

20 Mar 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Minima, a global decentralised blockchain protocol that runs in full on mobile phones, has completed a successful proof of concept with the Isle of Man based mobile operator, Manx Telecom.

Minima, Manx Telecom, blockchain, PoC, billing, telecom, partnership, payments, tokens

USD 30 mln secured by BIO-key for biometric security solutions

12 Mar 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

BIO-key International (BKYI) has secured a USD 30 million contract for its biometric authentication platform.

BIO-key, biometrics, security, Africa, telecommunications, authentication, identity, identification, retailers, fingerprint

Bria Homes taps GCash for QR payments in the Philippines

02 Mar 2020 | Mobile Payments

Philippines-based mass housing developer Bria Homes has entered into a partnership with GCash, the mobile money app of Globe Telecom.

Philippines, mass housing developer, Bria Homes, GCash, mobile money app, Globe Telecom, mobile payments, QR payments, Asia, APAC

TIM to use quantum computing live on its mobile networks (4.5G and 5G)

26 Feb 2020 | Payments General

TIM is the first telecommunications operator in Europe to implement quantum computing algorithms in planning its next generation mobile networks.

telecommunications, TIM, Italy, quantum computing, QUBO, mobile networks, 4.5G, 5G

Zambian telecom collects biometrics data to prevent SIM fraud

05 Feb 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Government-owned telecom service provider Zamtel (Zambia Telecommunications) has announced it is collecting facial biometric data from its mobile phone customers.

Zambia, telecom, biometrics collection, SIM fraud, fraud prevention, Zamtel, government, data, mobile fraud, card registration, payments

Telecom company Vodafone bails Libra Association

22 Jan 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Telecom company Vodafone has departed the Libra Association, a spokesperson from Vodafone confirmed to Cointelegraph.

UK, telecom, Libra Association, cryptocurrency, digital assets, financial inclusion, mobile payments, governance

Reliance Jio introduces UPI-based payments solution into its app

21 Jan 2020 | Mobile Payments

India-based telco Reliance Jio has entered into digital payments introducing UPI-based payments solution in its My Jio app.
Fraud Prevention and Online Authentication Report 2019/2020

Reliance Jio, telecom, UPI, JioMoney

ImageWare, Contactable offer joint identity proofing and authentication solution

24 Dec 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

ImageWare and its Contactable, an identity-as-a-service provider, have partnered to provide a secure identity proofing and authentication experience to a MNO’s consumers from South Africa.

ImageWare, telecom, KYC, authentication, identity proofing, Contactable

China: facial recognition, biometric scans introduced for WeChat transfers, SIM cards

03 Dec 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Bloomberg has reported that China-based telecom carriers must check SIM card buyer identity with biometric facial recognition tech.

China, facial recognition, WeChat, transfers, biometrics, SIM cards, identity, telecom, surveillance, government, ID, security, digital ID, ID cards, money transfers

Huobi forms alliance with China's telecom and finance companies for state-backed blockchain

02 Dec 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

The China-based branch of cryptocurrency exchange Huobi has announced it is one of the first members of the Blockchain Services Network (BSN).

Huobi, China, telecom, finance, blockchain, alliance, partnership, cryptocurrency, exchange, digital assets

US initiates procedures to protect telecom networks from national security threats

27 Nov 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

The United States has set out a procedure to protect its telecom networks and their supply chains from national security threats.

China, US, geo politics, security, telecom industry, digital transactions, 5G network technology