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Iran Tech City to Launch Electronic ID First

Iran Tech City to Launch Electronic ID FirstIran Tech City to Launch Electronic ID First

Bank Saderat and MTN-Irancell — the second largest Iranian mobile operator — unveiled new services based on Near Field Communication (NFC) in the northern port city of Bandar Anzali on the Caspian Sea coast.

It follows the launch of Iran’s first ‘smart city’ at Anzali Free Trade-Industrial Zone on March 30, ICTNA reported.

The services include Mobile-ID in addition to NFC payment services.

Mobile-ID is a service that allows a client to use a mobile phone as a form of secure electronic ID. Like ID cards, it can be used for accessing secure e-services and digitally signing documents, but has the advantage of not requiring a card reader.

NFC payment services also make transactions easier by holding two electronic devices 10 cm apart.

Both services are based on specialized mobile-ID SIM cards which the customer must buy from the mobile phone operator.


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