The Identity Global Interest Group (GIG) has been established by the GSMA to unite its members that are committed to exploring the opportunity for them in the value chain of personal data and digital identity solutions. The GSMA Identity team and Global Interest Group members will meet regularly and work together to accelerate the uptake of digital identity solutions globally through sharing of knowledge and experiences.

Role of the Global Interest Group

  • Define and jointly work towards achieving GSMA Identity Global Interest Group goals
  • Help the course of the Identity programme, determining GSMA activities
  • Collate industry experience and best practice on digital identity solutions
  • Design pilots and scale-ups to be delivered by individual operators
  • Provide opportunity for GSMA members and associate members to collaborate on delivering digital identity solutions to market

Benefits to Global Interest Group Members

  • Access to global best practice on technology, regulation, distribution of digital identity solutions
  • Access to digital identity and personal data experts, and networking with like-minded professionals
  • Opportunity to showcase mobile as the leading solution for digital identity

How to join

GSMA members interested in joining the Global Interest Group need to be committed to exploring personal data and digital identity solutions, to accelerate business opportunities and social needs. They also need to be willing share experiences and insights with the Global Interest Group.

For more information, please contact mobileconnect@gsma.com

Upcoming events

Please have a look at our events calendar for upcoming interest group meetings.

MWCA Mobile Connect Seminar Presentations The Mobile Connect Seminar at the 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas was designed for operators and digital service providers looking to offer secure identity services to their...

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Operator cooperation in South Korea has created a successful identity To ensure broad service provider adoption, SKT and the other Korean operators realised that they needed to offer a single identity solution with full market coverage, and subsequ...

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Driving Mobile Connect Usage – Turkcell Looking to improve its customers’ experience and further differentiate its proposition, Turkcell launched Mobile Connect initially on its self-care mobile application and websi...

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Mobile Connect London Summit: Presentations Taking place on the 25th and 26th April, the Mobile Connect London Summit was a forum for leading figures in the wider mobile industry to debate the most pressing issues in the...

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The PSD2 Opportunity: Mobile Operators and Fintech This paper discusses the opportunities relating to the partnership between mobile network operators and fintech companies, and how both parties can benefit from each others&#...

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SK Telecom: Integrating Existing Identity Solutions into Mobile Connec In December 2016, SKT adapted both T-Auth and T-ID to comply with the Mobile Connect specifications. The goal was to make it easier for international customers to use SKT’s app...

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Tapping into Asia’s Blossoming Digital Identity Market – Next Asia’s digital economy is growing at a remarkable pace. Recent research shows that, over the last year alone, the number of digital consumers in Southeast Asia rose by 50 per c...

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Operators Taking the Lead in Digital Identity Consumers are increasingly tired of usernames and passwords. As the variety of online purchases made by the average person has increased, so has the number of different login det...

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Implanted Microchips: a Bridge too far David Pollington, Technical Director, GSMA Among the more striking items in technology news last month was the announcement by Three Square Market, a company in Wisconsin that i...

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US Operators Join Forces on Authentication Mobile network operators are taking the lead in identity authentication.  It was announced last week that the four largest operators in the United States – AT&T, Sprint, T...

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3 Reasons to Attend MWCA’s Identity Seminar Whilst digital technology has stimulated the growth of new and innovative services across practically every sector in the, service providers have yet to fully capitalise on this ...

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Could UK’s Planned GDPR Implementation Signal Global Trend? In 2017, the UK Government announced its plans to introduce new legislation that will give citizens greater control of their personal data. The legislation will expand on existin...

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Mobile Connect Summit – Singapore November 21, 2017 Following April’s successful Mobile Connect Summit in London, we are pleased to confirm that we will soon be hosting another regional Summit – this time in Singapore...

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Building a secure customer relationship with digital identity – November 22, 2017 Register Now Across many industries such as entertainment, banking, health and e-government, services and processes are becoming both more digital and more mobile. In this digita...

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