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    A simple and convenient Aadhaar based digital verification process will facilitate instant activation of Airtel mobile connections

     
    • The digital verification is fully secure and environment friendly
    • The solution is LIVE in Airtel stores in Delhi NCR and the company plans to deploy it across the country over the next few days in all company operated stores
     

    New Delhi, August 22, 2016: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, today said that it has started rolling out Aadhaar based e-KYC solution following the notification by the Department of Telecom, Government of India.

     

    The solution is LIVE in company operated stores across Delhi NCR and the company plans to roll out the solution across the country over the next few days. The solution will enable instant activation of Airtel mobile connection and thereby enhance customer convenience and experience. The digital verification, which is fully secure, will also eliminate paperwork and benefit the environment.

     

    Mr. Ajai Puri, Director – Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel, “Aadhaar based e-KYC for a mobile connection is a milestone for the telecom industry and will enhance customer experience through faster onboarding. A customer can now walk into an Airtel store and walk out with an active mobile connection in a matter of few minutes. The solution also complements the Government’s Digital India vision and will add to Airtel’s green initiatives.”

     

    Under the Aadhaar based instant verification process, customers purchasing a new Airtel prepaid/postpaid mobile connection need to submit/verify their Biometrics (iris scan / fingerprints) at the Point of Sale. The details will be instantly matched with the UIDIA database and following the validation, the connection will be activated instantly in the name of the customer. The process is fully secure and the retailer/representative at the point of sale will also be registered under Aadhaar.

     

    About Bharti Airtel

    Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 18 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 358 million customers across its operations at the end of June 2016. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com