RT Labs to deliver software for voice biometrics to Sberbank‍
06 July 2017 20:13 GMT

Russian biometrics firm will deliver solution to bank using voice security.

Rostelecom’s subsidiary RT Labs will act as a technological partner and developer for the project with Sberbank‍​‍​.

Earlier this year, Rostelecom announced it will become the operator to implement the National Biometric Platform (NBP), a pilot project led by the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation and the Central Bank of Russia.

The platform will allow banks to use biometric identification techniques on clients using a federal state information system (The Unified System of Identification and Authentication, or ‘USIA’) to verify remote bank account applications and deliver other banking services.

According to current Russian legislation, an initial bank account can only be opened by an individual in person at a bank branch. The National Biometric Platform will enable banks to identify their clients remotely via USIA using personal biometric data.