Digital ID and biometric firm Morpho has revealed that it is working with telecom operator Airtel on a biometrics-backed know your customer (eKYC) programme in Uttar Pradesh.Airtel, which has the country's largest subscriber base of 228 million end users, has selected Morpho to develop a new, digitally-based subscriber on-boarding process and meet increasing demand for data reliability.The customer enrolment system will use the secure, well-established Indian ID system Aadhaar, which relies on iris, fingerprint and photo data.The Airtel POC initiative to launch registration is being carried out at various retail points in Lucknow, the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh.Yves Portalier, Vice President and General Manager Telecom Business Unit of Morpho, said: “Morpho has placed great emphasis on developing a solution that is paperless, flexible, fast and cost effective. MNOs can establish more sophisticated services through strong, trusted ID management, thus avoiding fraud. As people and objects become more and more connected, security and authentication have taken on a new dimension. Morpho is focused on digital ID solutions that enable service providers to reinforce authentication processes and guarantee secure access to multiple devices and accounts.”Sanjeev Shriya, Senior Vice President, India, at Morpho, added: “India is currently one of the best possible global markets to establish cutting-edge technologies. This project with Airtel perfectly demonstrates Morpho's global leadership in biometric-based solutions for mobile network operators. Strong KYC solutions are at the heart of future mobile ID business trends. They will allow MNOs to deploy a whole new set of services by knowing their customers better.”