News : Vodacom Tanzania to Launch Voice Biometrics
Oct 23, 2014 -- Vodacom Tanzania said plans are under way to introduce voice biometric technology after its launch in South Africa. Vodacom Tanzania's head of corporate communications and PR, Rosalynn Mworia, said that it is looking forward to the new technology being introduced in the country in the near future, the Daily News reported.
Vodacom customers in South Africa can now register for a voice password via the My Vodacom app or through the customer care call centre. Once successfully registered and after a sample voiceprint has been recorded, the 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 voice print. Access is then either granted, or in the instance that the voice print is not recognised, the user will be informed that they have provided invalid credentials.
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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: Friday, October 24, 2014