MTN Nigeria selects Gemalto for the first commercial rollout of GSMA Mobile Connect authentication service, MTN Token to all its 70 million customers. The solution which is based on a universal SIM-based digital identity solution uses Gemalto's LinqUs Mobile ID platform and is operated in a SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis Services. With the MTN Token, the operator will be the first private provider of secure online identity as well as warrant of digital ID and authentication in Nigeria.
MTN Token offers their users a universal digital ID combined with a mobile-based second factor authentication for easy and secure web service access, payments and financial transactions validation. When using MTN Token for eCommerce, banking, insurance, ePublic and corporate networks services, the user’s mobile phone number is employed as the username.