ESIM users in Russia will be identified by face and voice

The implementation scheme is gradually emergingRussian telecom operators of new virtual eSIM cards for smartphones. When verifying and identifying their customers, mobile operators are invited to use personal identification by voice and face. This principle was previously applied only by banking institutions. Ideally, such a system will allow customers to connect eSIM cards remotely without going to a service.

Technically, such identification will work onbasis of the Unified biometric system used by banks. To register in the system, a citizen of the Russian Federation must take a picture and say a few key phrases for recording. These data are recorded in the personal account of the client. Further work with the client will be based on the transfer of QR codes and will not require personal participation of the citizen.

System testing is currently underwaybased on the Tele2 operator, which in April was first banned from working with eSIM, and in September it was allowed as an experiment to register for working with virtual SIM cards. Russian operators are not very willing to accept eSIM, as this will aggravate competition and lead to the entry of global players Apple and Google into the Russian market.