MTN Nigeria Launches GSMA Mobile Connect Authentication Service

MTN Nigeria Launches GSMA Mobile Connect Authentication Service Image Credit: Gemalto

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. 

A'isha Umar Mumuni, General Manager, Products & Innovation at MTN Nigeria
As our network of service providers adopting MTN Token grows, the solution will deliver significant reductions in fraud whilst easing the frustration often experienced by consumers on their digital journeys.

Eric Claudel, President for Middle East & Africa at Gemalto
Bridging the gap between security and convenience, Mobile Connect represents the future of user authentication. It also fully supports operators in monetizing new value added services.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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