Mobile Connect Accelerator (MCX) is a cloud-based managed service, designed to help operators implement Mobile Connect in an easy and fast manner. The service circumvents the need for operators to spend time and resources finding appropriate compliant platforms by themselves.

Today there are 8 companies that can enable easy integration with the operators’ mobile networks so that users of any mobile network offering Mobile Connect can log in and authenticate any application.

The core components of the MCX service include:

  • Identity Gateway
    • Entry point for the service provider to the Mobile Connect services
    • Abstraction layer between the service provider and Mobile Connect services
    • Exposure of the OpenID Connect Mobile Connect Profile for the service provider to call to get Mobile Connect services
    • Selection of the most appropriate authenticator for the OIDC request from the service provider
    • Provision of security mechanisms, like velocity throttling, SLA management etc.
  • Service provider registration
  • Participation in global discoverability and cross operator federation through integration with the API Exchange
  • User registration and self-service portal

Each MCX vendor delivers a service that is generally compatible with the published MCX service description. Each approved vendor complies with that service description to a sufficient degree that GSMA believes it to be compliant.  Nonetheless, the manner and extent to which each vendor complies may differ.  An MNO who wishes to obtain details about how each MCX vendor complies with the MCX service description can contact the GSMA or the vendor in which it is interested to obtain the detailed compliance statement of such vendor.

How to get started with MCX

To get started, please review the information found in the presentations or get in touch with the key contacts listed.

SIM Toolkit Device Requirements to Improve Mobile Connect Customer Exp This document presents the requirements for the device to improve the user experience of the Mobile Connect SIM applet authenticator. The ETSI (The European Telecommunications St...

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Mobile Connect demonstrations As Mobile Connect advances, more examples of its uses continue to emerge. These two videos are the latest demonstrations of Mobile Connect in action. The first illustrates how Mo...

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Mobile Connect: mobile high-security authentication This non-technical paper is designed to address security questions related to authentication, especially with respect to payments, banking and online commerce. It explains how Mo...

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Telco’s mobile based digital authentication and identity in digital This report was produced by Deloitte India for the August edition of Communications Today. An estimated 650 million people will be online in India by 2020, with the mobile phone...

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How Mobile Connect Can Transform Digital Banking Consumers like the convenience of being able to bank and transact online using a PC, tablet or smartphone. However, the available authentication procedures involving multip...

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Mobile Connect – Indian Overview Mobile Connect is now available to more than 800 million consumers across India. Mobile network operators (MNOs) offering Mobile Connect services are Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea,...

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Digital Community Reaches Consensus on UN’s Identity Goals Marta Ienco, Head of the Government & Regulatory affairs, Personal Data   Analyses of the potential of the global digital economy often conclude that advanced economies have...

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Digital Identity in the GSMA Innovation City See below for a list of digital identity demonstrations in the GSMA Innovation City Across the globe, mobile network operators and digital service providers are incorporating Mob...

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Mobile Connect to provide access to UN Sustainable Development Goals A Mobile Connect will be available for use with the GSMA’s ‘SDG in Action’ mobile app from February 21st as part of a major update ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congres...

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SIMAlliance Publish SIM Applet Interoperability Guidelines New guidelines have been released by industry trade association SIMAlliance that aim to simplify the deployment of Mobile Connect. The guidelines, ‘Mobile Connect SIM Applet I...

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Mobile Connect Government & Policy Expert Named in List of top 10 The GSMA’s Marta Ienco, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Personal Data, has been named by identity experts, One World Identity, in their list of top 100 leaders in...

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2016: The Year Mobile Connect Became Available to a Third of the World Marie Austenaa, VP and Head of Personal Data & Mobile Identity, GSMA One of the most noticeable trends in 2016 was the growing preoccupation with hacking, data breaches and t...

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Mobile World Congress 2017 February 27, 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 ...

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Mobile Connect: Delivering global mobile identity services February 27, 2017 Mobile Connect, the mobile industry’s secure digital identity service, is gaining momentum.  Operators in many countries are now collaborating to offer country-wide identity s...

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Mobile Connect: the evolving landscape for high security authenticatio February 28, 2017 Secure authentication increasingly underpins the future prosperity and economic viability of online services and transactions. This seminar will bring together experts from mobil...

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Mobile Connect: How global brands are protecting consumers and reducin March 01, 2017 In an era of unprecedented fraud and technological awareness, people are reluctant to initiate transactions and provide information. Mobile Connect has a key role to play in comb...

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Mobile Connect Summit – London April 25, 2017 We are pleased to be hosting the first Mobile Connect Summit of the year in London on the 25 & 26 April. As it becomes more apparent that digital identity solutions are ne...

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