Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. , a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced that NTT DOCOMO INC. (DOCOMO), is 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.
“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.”