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Digital giants face EU networks scrutiny

European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager confirmed work is underway to assess whether tech giants responsible for generating huge amounts of data traffic should make a fair contribution to telecoms networks. Similar concerns are being voiced in other ...

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Veon’s MobileID gains momentum with international mobile operators and leading online companies.

Veon has announced that its MobileID authentication system has gained significant user, operator and online business support. Following a surge in VEON’s Russian customers using MobileID from 600,000 in December 2021 to over one million today, VEON has announced the ...

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The FinTech Summit at MWC22 Barcelona

As MWC22 Barcelona fast approaches, for the first time, the GSMA will bring the latest mobile fintech developments to the stage, showcasing success stories and exploring new revenue opportunities for the ecosystem. Sponsored by Knowledge Partner Accenture and FinTech ...

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Veon rolls out MobileID to its 212 million customers across nine countries

Veon has rolled out MobileID to its 212 million customers across nine countries. This follows extensive trials by all Russian mobile operators which saw over 1.2 million monthly active users subscribe to MobileID to authenticate their digital persona with 36 major online ...

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Mobile FinTech continues to unlock new opportunities

Like the bridges, pipelines and power stations that prop up modern civilisation, financial systems are a crucial piece of infrastructure upon which we all depend. In recent years, as cellular networks have grown in scale, sophistication and security, mobile has become an ...

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Commission proposes a trusted and secure Digital Identity for all Europeans

The European Commission on 3rd June proposed a framework for a European Digital Identity which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses in the EU. Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their European Digital ...

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EC details AI regulation plan

The European Commission (EC) proposed new rules covering the impact of AI on humans and businesses, targeting the creation of a trustworthy environment for the development of innovative products and services in the European Union (EU). In its statement, the EC explained ...

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Rakuten strikes new financial deals and business relationships

Rakuten aims to raise $2.2 billion by issuing new shares for three major investors: Japan Post (an 8.3% stake), Tencent (3.6%) and Walmart (0.9%). The Japanese operator intends to use the funds to expand its capabilities and innovate further in core fields such as mobile ...

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Operators drive new developments in financial services

MegaFon, Mail.ru, USM, Ant Group and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have signed binding agreements to create joint ventures (JVs) in payments and financial services. The JVs will work together to offer digital payment solutions and financial services designed to help ...

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UK mobile operators launch new product for businesses to help protect customers from fraud and cyber crime

The UK’s four mobile network operators – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – have come together to strengthen consumer safety online, developing a new product for businesses that authenticates user identity for online transactions. The new product, called Number Verify, will help ...

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A Partnership For Growth – Identity Services In India

With the advent of Aadhaar, India became a global leader in identity as a service and the country’s Digital India campaign has been supported by rapidly growing mobile internet adoption. Early on, Indian mobile operators were crucially aware of the valuable contribution they ...

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IPification’s Webinar on Digital Identity and Authentication Raises Important Questions

by Jim Small, SVP Business Development – IPification Оn May 28th, I had the pleasure of hosting IPification’s first-ever live webinar, subject ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Digital Identity and Mobile User Authentication’. I was joined by a high-quality set of panelists ...

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Creating and Managing Trusted Identities in a Chaotic Online World

By Shailendra Dhamankar, ZenKey Product Manager We live in a time when the majority of internet traffic originates from mobile devices. According to Statista, mobile searches account for approximately half of all web traffic worldwide. In fact, at the end of 2019, that ...

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Embracing identity and authentication is the only way to win customer loyalty

Before COVID-19, the demand & volume on digital services was increasing at a significant rate. Now, with more users moving online, we are beginning to see an even greater push for businesses to digitize their services, putting an ever-greater emphasis on companies to ...

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News Flash: The Linux Foundation Hosts New Digital Identity Project

The Linux Foundation is hosting a new open source project to fix the web’s missing identity layer in order to improve how we use digital credentials to prove online identity.  The Trust Over IP Project (TOIP) is the latest initiative to be hosted by The Linux Foundation, the ...

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News Flash: Funding Flows into Digital ID Firms

Growing demand for robust identification helps specialists raise tens of millions of dollars Investors are injecting more money into digital identity companies, as the market grows rapidly. London-based identity verification and authentication company Onfido has raised ...

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COVID 19: Digital identity can lead us out of lockdown, but user confidence is key

The coronavirus crisis brings the need for effective digital identity into sharp relief, as social distancing measures are imposed worldwide: remote access to systems and services is more in demand than ever, and calls are growing on governments to forge a path out of ...

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News Flash: Growing Support for Immunity Certificates

Experts consider how best to identify people who can’t infect others with COVID-19 The U.S. government is contemplating issuing “certificates of immunity” to people who have sufficient antibodies to prevent them from being infected by COVID-19, according to Dr. Anthony ...

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News Flash: Digital ID Could Support Lockdown Exits

Governments will need a way to verify who has had the virus or has received a vaccine Some experts are calling for the use of digital identity systems to help countries wind down lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. People who have recovered from the virus or have had ...

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News Flash: COVID-19 Crisis Drives Digital ID Adoption

Digital ID solutions help governments and businesses respond to the pandemic State governments in India are adapting real-time digital identification mechanisms to monitor compliance with quarantines arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by The Economic ...