Taking mobile beyond connectivity

To retain loyalty and relevance amongst consumers in this fast evolving digital world, mobile operators must offer more than connectivity.

People are increasingly wary of sharing personal information with digital service providers, but they have an inherent level of trust in their mobile operator. Now, with Mobile Connect, operators can leverage this trust to put themselves at the heart of secure access and identity for digital services.

By encouraging consumers confidence in using their mobile devices for transactions, and by building new alliances with digital service providers and channel partners, operators will help underpin the digital economy while unlocking new revenue streams for themselves.

5.6bn

mobile connections by 20201

84%

of subscribers with mobile data access by 20202

66%

of smartphone owners have their phones with them 24/73

42%

smartphone owners choose mobile for all communications, entertainment and shopping.3For many feature phone owners it is their only means of accessing internet.1

A global solution

Mobile Connect is being adopted around the world with key markets embracing the opportunity in different ways and establishing new levels of cooperation between operators.

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Improving user experience

With Mobile Connect, there's no need for users to remember a password, they simply respond to a prompt on their phone. This means more people successfully accessing the services they want at the first attempt, leading to fewer abandoned transactions and more repeat business.

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Mobile Connect Solutions

Authentication

Simple and globally ubiquitous log-in mechanism with option to include a PIN where a higher level of assurance is needed.

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Authorisation

Allows service providers to obtain authorisation from a user based on context directly from their mobile phone.

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Identity

Provides user-identity data in a consensual manner so service providers can fulfil digital services and prevent fraudulent transactions.

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Collaborate for success

The quickest way for operators to deploy Mobile Connect is by working with a Mobile Connect licensed technology or a Mobile Connect Accelerator (MCX) Partner.

Licensed products that have already qualified as Mobile Connect compliant and can speed operators development and time to market.

The MCX program offers operators a fully managed service via selected partners who can offer seamless integration with your network.

Choose your partner
Below are partners who offer products or a managed service. If you prefer to talk to the GSMA before contacting any of these vendor partners, please contact personaldata@gsma.com

Mobile Connect Accelerator Partners

Click on a company to download a pdf for more details about their offering or contact them directly.

Apigee DiscoverContact

Ericsson DiscoverContact

Gemalto DiscoverContact

GlobalSign DiscoverContact

Hewlett Packard Enterprise DiscoverContact

Movenda DiscoverContact

Orange Business Services DiscoverContact

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Mobile Connect Licensed Vendors.

Click on a company to contact them directly.

AcceleriteContact

E- GroupContact

Gemalto Contact

Giesecke & DevrientContact

GlobalSignContact

HuaweiContact

MepinContact

MovendaContact

Nok NokContact

Ping IdentityContact

SafranContact

WSO2. TelcoContact

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Mobile Connect in action

The applications for Mobile Connect are many and varied, with solution for a wide range of sectors including government, retail, travel and banking. Take a look at some examples

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Privacy and protection

Users have the right to expect good privacy and security practices from all those who design and operate digital identity services.

The Mobile Connect Privacy Principles have been created by the GSMA and Regulatory Officers representing GSMA members. Everyone within the ecosystem must abide by the them.

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Latest news


Mobile Connect at Mobile World Congress 2017

  Mobile Connect will be present at this year’s Mobile World Congress 2017  – the world’s biggest mobile event.  The digital identity solution will be featured in a series of seminars, speeches and of course, demonstrations in the GSMA Innovation City. Mobile World Congress 2017 will take place at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona,  February 27 – … Continued


Household Credit Sharing App the Victor at Visa Hackathon

  Dubai—When asked to imagine a thriving industry in the Middle East, most of us will immediately think of oil. But in recent years, the region’s economy has diversified, breathing new life into its tech sector. It was a fitting location then for Visa’s Digital Payments Hackathon on November 25th – 26th, an event which … Continued


Convergence of Digital Identity Policies Will Enable Next Generation Services

    Marta Ienco, Head of the Government & Regulatory affairs, Personal Data   That the future of public services is digital is becoming increasingly apparent in Europe and internationally. Italy, for example, has launched its nationwide Public System for Digital Identity Management, or SPID, which facilitates faccess to e-government and public services by citizens … Continued

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