Japanese carrier NTT Docomo is searching to phase out passwords.
Specifically, the carrier on Monday announced that it has become a board member with the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance, an international nonprofit organization driving the effort to standardize online authentication based on things like iris scanning.
Docomo also said that its online services such as d bookTM, d gameTM, d musicTM, d deliveryTM, Pet Insurance and more will become password-less on May 27, allowing users to access these services and make payments using iris recognition or fingerprint authentication.
The carrier expects to become the world’s first mobile operator to integrate online services with smartphones capable of FIDO-enabled multiple biometric authentication.
The FIDO Alliance has nearly 200 members, including Microsoft, Google, Nok Nok Labs, Qualcomm, ARM, and Samsung.
Docomo currently has four smartphones in its 2015 summer lineup that offer biometric authentication, including the Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6, Arrows Nx and Aquos Zeta.
Going forward, DOCOMO will be teaming up with outside partners and third-party service providers to further drive authentication standardization in its effort to “create a world without passwords.”
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