News : Vodacom Launches Voice Security Access
Oct 16, 2014 -- Voice biometrics, the practice of using a person’s unique voiceprint to provide security access, is gaining traction worldwide and Vodacom has now implemented this technology in South Africa.
Vodacom customers can register for Voice Password via the My Vodacom app or through the customer care call centre.
Once successfully registered and the sample voiceprint has been recorded, Voice Password is ready for use.
In future interactions, all that is needed is to repeat a pass-phrase for the system to verify against the recorded voiceprint.
Access will then either be granted, or in the instance that the voiceprint is not recognised, the user will be informed that they have provided invalid credentials.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Vodacom is a leading African communications group providing mobile communications and related services to 41.3 million at 30 June 2009. Its mobile network covers a total population of approximately 182 million people across five countries: South Africa, Tanzania, the DRC, Lesotho and Mozambique. Vodacom's presence in Africa was strengthened with the acquisition of Gateway on 30 December 2008, which has customers in 40 countries in Africa, providing communications services to multi-national companies and telecommunications network operators. In addition, Vodafone has agreed to use Vodacom as its exclusive investment vehicle in sub- Saharan Africa.
Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014