WSO2.Telco, a joint venture between Axiata Digital and WSO2, announced that Brazil’s seven leading MNOs are using the WSO2.Telco Digital Enablement Hub to deliver the GSMA Mobile Connect mobile-based authentication solution.
This marks a new milestone for WSO2.Telco as it is the first Digital Enablement Hub launched in the Americas. Currently, WSO2.Telco technology powers a Digital Enablement Hub for the Axiata as well as a Mobile Connect Hub in India that brings together six Indian operators serving over 800 million customers.
The solution enables mobile users to securely access a range of websites, apps and services by using their unique mobile numbers for identification. At the same time, for the MNOs adopting the solution, the increased user engagement driven through easier navigation for customers and fraud prevention facilities offered will greatly enhance the experience of digital services provided.
The GSMA’s Mobile Connect solution enables customers to create and manage a digital universal identity via a single login solution. The service simply and securely authenticates users, enabling them to digitally confirm their identity and their credentials and grant safe online access to mobile and digital services. Mobile Connect works by employing the user’s unique mobile number, combined with a unique PIN for more secure use cases, to verify and grant online access.
The service will be used commercially by a wide range of digital service providers in areas, such as commerce, finance and banking, government service access, health services, and media and entertainment. Initially, Brazilian mobile subscribers will be able to access Mobile Connect services, including login and self-care apps, from their operator’s website; in the future, this will extend to anywhere they see the Mobile Connect logo.
The Mobile Connect service in Brazil is powered by the WSO2.Telco API-driven digital enablement hub. Built on the powerful open source WSO2 middleware, the cloud-based hub enables MNOs to expose, manage and orchestrate multiple network services at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.