China’s operators unite to accelerate delivery of Mobile Connect
Mobile network operators China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom have pledged to ensure that Mobile Connect will be interoperable in China. As a result, the digital identity solution will be available for use on apps and internet services regardless of users’ operator.
The agreement, which was made at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai seminar ‘Mobile Connect Development and Cooperation’, was an acknowledgement of the key role Mobile Connect will play in delivering secure and convenient digital services throughout China.
The move will greatly enhance the appeal of the digital identity solution to the nation’s service providers, many of which are seeking a secure and convenient authentication service.
Indeed, the seminar attracted many leading domestic and international service providers such as financial and payment company, VISA, the gaming and entertainment company, “Xiamen Manlool,” authentication service “network ID Card” and medical applications company, “Chun Yu Yi Sheng”.
At the event’s GSMA Innovation City, visitors were given the chance to experience a live demonstration of the how the interoperable service -as supported by the country’s three operators- could be used to log-in to an email service.
Mobile Connect is able to simplify log-in and account management, provide secure authentication and significantly improve user privacy security. Authentication is understood to be crucial component of scaling digital services in China. Operators, with their superior resources, existing network infrastructure, trusted customer relationships and long-term experience, are ideally placed to provide a unified identity solution that both services providers and consumers can trust.
For more information on Mobile Connect, please visit www.gsma.com/mobileconnect