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Belgian Mobile Wallet to transform smartphones into ID cards

Four Belgian banks (Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING and KBC), three Belgian telecom operators (Proximus, Telenet and Orange) and Belgian Mobile Wallet are working on ‘Belgian Mobile ID’, a smartphone app that makes mobile identification possible.

The Internet of Things (IoT)
Mobile identification is crucial due to the rise of the Internet of Things. “All kinds of devices can be connected over the internet, from your car to your lights at home. To prevent anyone from turning on your lights through IoT technology, proper identification is crucial,” says Kris De Ryck, CEO of Belgian Mobile Wallet – the company behind the app. Combining the banks’ customer knowledge and the operators’ SIM card and network expertise, the app will take security to new heights.

International pioneer
Across Europe, very few governments have invested in mobile identification, making Belgium a pioneer in this regard. Covering a majority of the population, thanks to its partners, ‘Belgian Mobile ID’ is set to become an international reference in mobile identification.

About Belgium and Flanders
With Dutch as its official language, Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen) is the northern region of Belgium. The capital of both Belgium and Flanders is Brussels.

Reported by
Belang van Limburg
4 September 2016

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