The Ukrainian mobile service provider Kyivstar has begun the trial operation of its Mobile ID service, which will allow users to identify individuals in order to receive the electronic services of the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Geology and the Online Justice House, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
According to a press release issued by the mobile service provider, the period of trial operation will take place from 27 December 2017 to 1 June 2018. During this time, a limited number of contract subscribers will get to test the service before its commercial launch, which is expected to occur in the second half of the upcoming year.
The company will then analyze how well the service is operating, how well it is able to interact with the systems developed by the National Information Systems and whether or not subscribers will be able to effectively identify individuals using a mobile phone and a special SIM card.
“The service platform is functioning. Service providers, which will provide electronic services, have begun connecting to it. First SIM cards with special chips are already being issued. An application for state certification has been filed. We are also working on making the procedure of submitting documents required for Mobile ID simple and easy for our customers,” the press release reads citing Kyivstar director for business development in the corporate market Yevhen Krazhan.