Telia Finland Demos Face Payment Solution using 5G

Telia Finland Demos Face Payment Solution using 5G Image Credit: Telia Finland

Telia and Finnish OP bank recently demonstrated how 5G is suitable for facial recognition and payment with an ice cream truck in Vallila, Finland. Customers buying ice cream will make payments with their face using the face payment solution Pivo and Telia’s 5G technology.

Pivo Face Payment uses facial recognition that enables quick and easy payment. You simply stand in front of a tablet, tap and the payment is finalized without a credit card, cash or mobile phone.

It works by identifying the customer with a biometric facial recognition. The technology compares the customer’s face with the biometric template uploaded through a camera, the customer accepts the payment using pre-saved credit card details and the transaction is completed.

Pivo Face Payment is a bank-independent solution that requires a Visa or MasterCard and a mobile device with iOS 11.0 or a more recent upgrade.

Janne Koistinen, Head of Telia Finland's 5G Program
Facial payment is a good example of a service that benefits from the capacity increase and lower latency of 5G. 5G will also take the security of mobile connections to the next level, which is interesting for example for payment and other financial services.

Kristian Luoma, Head of OP Lab
Besides security, a smooth user experience is important for customers. 5G makes the service faster and is therefore the perfect partner for Pivo Face Payment. We believe that the trial with Telia opens a new window to the future.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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