More than one billion people in the world lack any form of legal identification and almost half of these are living in Sub-Saharan Africa. This prevents them from accessing life-enhancing digital and financial services. There is a clear role for biometrics to bridge this gap in emerging markets, if the associated cost and technical barriers to adoption are low. This creates opportunities for digital and financial inclusion and places mobile devices at the heart of reducing existing barriers.
To address this opportunity, the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab is working on the Biometrics for All (B4LL) project – a multimodal (fingerprint, voice and face recognition) biometric showcase that will enable digital service providers to test different biometric solutions for multiple use cases in emerging markets, in a safe environment. Initially B4LL will focus on the use of voice for authenticating customers’ identity, with fingerprint and face recognition modalities to follow soon.
The aim of the B4LL project is to highlight the advantages of using affordable biometric technologies for verification in emerging markets, promoting digital inclusion for all.
Why choose Biometrics For All?
Support for mobile operators
Adopting a new biometric technology or service may not always be straightforward. We provide expertise to support you in understanding the impact of using biometrics and how to adopt it in your solutions.
Use cases tailored to your business needs
We understand that every business is unique, so our team is continuously developing new use cases and customising our assets to meet your business needs and objectives.
App and Call Centre
Besides the app, the use of voice recognition can be used in call centres to authenticate users. This is why we enhance your experience by providing different environments to test biometrics solutions for fingerprint, face and voice recognition.
Built for low-tech environments
Our solutions are built to cater for all devices in the market – they can be used on both feature phones and low-tech smartphones with a low-resolution camera or no camera at all.
Research and blogs
Introducing the new B4LL App: how biometrics technologies may change services for emerging markets
In March earlier this year, we launched our Biometrics for All (B4LL) asset – a multimodal biometric showcase for enabling digital service providers to test different biometric solutions…
The opportunity of mobile biometrics: Lifting the barriers of digital inclusion in emerging markets
More than one billion people in the world lack any form of legal identification and almost half of these are living in Sub-…
Biometric identification has a high potential for emerging markets
The Lab has developed a multimodal (fingerprint, voice and face recognition) biometric showcase…