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India – New and upgraded Kochi Metro cards from November

By | October 17, 2017

KOCHI: Kochi Metro Rail Limited will start issuing new and upgraded Kochi One cards from all Metro stations from November.  There have been complaints that the multipurpose Kochi One cards are not functioning in the swiping machines of commercial establishments.  “The cards are not faulty, but they have to be upgraded. More than one lakh cards are ready which… Read More »

Madras Security Printers wins contract to supply 750,000 smart cards

By | October 16, 2017

The government has awarded the contract of printing and supplying additional 750,000 smart driving licence cards to Madras Security Printers of India. Madras Security Printers is also the current supplier of smart driving license cards to the government. Roop Narayan Bhattarai, director general of the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), informed that the Indian company was awarded the… Read More »

Ghana’s Buck Press Hailed In Liberia Over E-Passports

By | October 16, 2017

One of Ghana’s leading security printing companies, Buck Press, has been highly praised in Liberia for successfully producing the country’s e-Passport. Outgoing president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf outdoored the E-passport after becoming the maiden recipient of the product. President Johnson-Sirleaf launched the e-biometric travel document alongside the opening of an Expedited Application Service Centre at the Bureau of Passports and… Read More »

Irancell Unveils eSIM Project

By | October 16, 2017

Iran’s second largest mobile operator MTN-Irancell over the weekend announced that it is set to develop eSIMs (embedded Subscriber Identity Module) The project was announced during an event held at Irancell’s headquarters in Tehran, ISNA reported. The term eSIM relates to a new standard being promoted by the GSM Association (commonly referred to as ‘the GSMA’) — a… Read More »

Indian company wins tender to supply smart driving licences again

By | October 16, 2017

Kathmandu, October 16 India-based Madras Security Printers has won the tender called by the Nepal government to print and supply 750,000 smart driving licences. The same company had supplied licences to the Department of Transport Management earlier. The Department’s Director General Rup Narayan Bhattarai says an agreement in this regard will be signed today. Earlier, the Supreme Court… Read More »

Gambia Adopts Biometric Passport

By | October 13, 2017

JollofNews) – The spokesperson of Gambia presidency has announced that the issuance of biometric passport is now mandatory as the traditional one is no more accepted around the world. “The information we got is that the non-biometric passport is not accepted. That is why a decision has been taken on the issuance of biometric passport,” Amie Bojang Sissoho… Read More »

Veridos Wins Zambian eID Card Project

By | October 12, 2017

Berlin, October 12, 2017 – The Republic of Zambia has awarded Veridos with a contract to deliver polycarbonate electronic ID cards to Zambia. The new eID card, which is equipped with a contactless chip, fulfils the highest quality standards and offers convenient multi-application options to Zambian citizens. “We are pleased to provide the Republic of Zambia with new… Read More »

UAE – TRA, Smart Dubai to launch a unified digital identity card

By | October 12, 2017

DUBAI: As part of its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2017, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, in partnership with Smart Dubai, aiming to develop a unified digital identity in the UAE. The agreement aims to enhance the mutual cooperation between federal and local governments in line with the UAE’s strategy to… Read More »

G+D Mobile Security selected for Google’s Project Fi

By | October 12, 2017

Munich, October 12, 2017 – G+D Mobile Security, a global leader in the management of digital identities and eSIM technology, has extended its engagement with Google’s Project Fi with the delivery of eSIMs and eSIM management technology. eSIM management enables remote provisioning and lifecycle management of subscriptions. G+D Mobile Security’s eSIM management platform allows Project Fi to securely… Read More »

Malta – HSBC introduces contactless payment cards

By | October 12, 2017

HSBC Malta is introducing contactless cards, which allow customers a faster, more convenient way to pay, up to a pre-set limit of €25 per transaction. HSBC Premier Credit cardholders will be the first to benefit from this innovation before the service is extended to other customers in 2018. Instead of using cash, customers can pay by simply tapping… Read More »

Wirecard Acts as Technology Provider for Twisto to Offer Contactless Payments in the Czech Republic

By | October 12, 2017

MUNICH, October 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wirecard, the leading global specialist for digital payment solutions and internet technology, cooperates with Twisto to provide contactless payments via credit cards and wristbands at the point of sale (POS) in the Czech Republic. Twisto is the first FinTech company providing physical credit card payments in the region. The company was awarded as ‘Best European… Read More »

India – Biometric cards for fishermen by year-end

By | October 12, 2017

BHUBANESWAR: IN its renewed drive to strengthen coastal security, the State Government on Wednesday directed the Fisheries department to issue waterproof biometric identity cards to fishermen by end of this year. As per the survey conducted jointly by National Population Registrar (NPR), Ministry of Home Affairs and the Fisheries department as many as 3,46,948 fishermen were identified. Photography… Read More »

Prepaid SIM card owners in Indonesia must register their identities by February 2018 or face suspension

By | October 12, 2017

Prepaid SIM card owners in Indonesia will soon have more than pulsa (phone credit) to worry about, as the government is requiring them to officially register their identities with their mobile number. The IT Ministry (Kominfo) recently issued a ministerial decree requiring every prepaid SIM card owner — if they haven’t already done so — to register their number with… Read More »

Venezuelan Regime Forced to Extend Validity of Passports Due to Bureaucratic Chaos

By | October 11, 2017

It’s no secret for Venezuelans that obtaining a passport can be difficult. Dictator Nicolás Maduro and his regime have imposed a seemingly infinite set of bureaucratic hurdles to jump over to get one, or simply just to renew the one you already have. Recently, the government announced that it’s extending the life of passports about to expire for two more years. Maduro’s… Read More »

Maldives – President inaugurates Passport Card; multifunctional features

By | October 11, 2017

The President, this Wednesday, inaugurated the Passport Card which has multifunctional features, making Maldives the first country to introduce a multifunctional polycarbonate passport card. The newly unveiled polycarbonate Passport Card can be used as an ID card and license card. In addition to being usable for both domestic and international air travel, the Passport Card can be linked… Read More »

By | October 11, 2017

The Maldives are known for their nice beaches and wonderful holiday resorts on many islands. Now the Maldives have also become a place of innovation. Maldives Immigration has just introduced a new, very innovative type of ID card: It can be used for payments, but also serves as a national ID card, as a driver´s license as well as a health card and insurance card. Last but not least it is also used like a passport for easy travelling. This is why… Read More »

IGL Smart Card For CNG Customers Launched; Here’s How it Works

By | October 11, 2017

  New Delhi, October 11: Giving a major push to Digitalisation, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday launched the IGL smart card- the first ever prepaid card for CNG customers at an event in New Delhi. The IGL smart card is a prepaid card for both retail and fleet consumers which allows customers to refuel CNG at its… Read More »

India – Visakhapatnam: Swipe your debit/credit card, pay bus fare

By | October 10, 2017

Visakhapatnam: Don’t have the change to pay for bus fare while travelling in the government-run city buses? No need to worry, you can just pay using your debit/credit card. Interestingly there is  no need to chip in or swipe the card, just wave it at the ticket machine carried by the bus conductor.  For the first time in the… Read More »

Nigeria – NCC Registers 113m Trackable Simcards

By | October 10, 2017

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it has so far registered over 113 million subscriber identification module (simcard) on its database just as Nigerians were able to use their trackable identity to make purchases of N630 million on Paypal, leading e-commerce merchant service provider in 2015. Mr. Tony Ojobo, Director, Public Affairs, NCC who disclosed this while delivering… Read More »