NTT DOCOMO Adopts New Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID Biometrics Platform


Embracing the next generation in biometric technology, Qualcomm Technologies has announced that NTT DOCOMO, has become the first operator to adopt and implement the Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform.

The platform, which is currently supported in the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor, is being utilized alongside third-party biometric sensors for DOCOMO’s mobile biometric authentication service starting on May 27, 2015 in Japan.

The DOCOMO service including “docomo ID login authentication and carrier billing payment” will help provide DOCOMO customers with improved and enhanced security, as well as ease of authentication when making mobile payments and accessing DOCOMO’s content and services.

With the Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform, DOCOMO has provided customers with a solution that is designed to address the inherent limitations of passwords and pin codes. The unique advantages and benefits of the Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform have led DOCOMO to deploy this service across their entire network.

DOCOMO is expected to launch the DOCOMO online authentication service with smartphones from Sharp and Fujitsu utilizing the Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform on May 28, 2015 and plans to expand its biometric authentication offering to additional high-end devices in the winter. It is anticipated that many Android devices launching on the DOCOMO network with services, including “docomo ID login authentication and carrier billing payment,” will utilize the Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform.

“We are pleased with DOCOMO’s recent launch of authentication services based on the Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform in order to offer its consumers an improved authentication and mobile payment experience on their mobile devices,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice president, product management, QTI. “Users want more effective and convenient ways to access their mobile devices and services with easier yet stronger authentication, and QTI is setting the standard when it comes to innovative solutions that directly address those concerns.”

“DOCOMO is excited to be the first operator to offer its consumers a new and differentiated way to authenticate to their mobile devices,” said Seiji Maruyama, senior vice president and managing director of product department, NTT DOCOMO, INC. “By collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies on the deployment of the Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform, our customers can now unlock their phones without having to key in a pincode, and can make mobile payments with a quick glance.”

The Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform consists of QTI’s secure authentication framework and QTI’s certified implementation of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) protocol. The authentication framework provides secure processing and storage of biometric data, whereas QTI’s UAF implementation provides secure authentication and connection among FIDO-enabled devices and services.

This platform is managed by Qualcomm® SecureMSM™ technology, which is the security foundation for devices powered by Snapdragon processors, providing a high level of security and robustness while achieving a balance of high performance and optimal power efficiency. The Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform supports the ultimate in convenient mobile authentication and biometrics.


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