Reliance Communications will be using Aadhaar's online authentication process to activate new connections. The company claims to have tested this solution in a non company owned multi brand small retail outlet and claims to be the first telco in the country to offer Aadhar authentication in both company owned and non company owned multi brand small retail outlet. However its worth noting that Vodafone had launched a pilot program offering Aadhaar based verification back in October 2012. RCOM said that it is currently awaiting Department of Telecom (DoT) guidelines for acquisition through Aadhaar. One can just walk into any retailer in the country with their Aadhaar card to get a mobile connection. The customer's Aadhaar profile details along with the biometric authentication details will be shared by the retailer with UIDAI server for real time authentication. Once authenticated, the customer details can be fetched online…
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