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.

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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Seminar Presentations from Mobile World Congress 2017 Mobile World Congress 2017 hosted three industry seminars on Mobile Connect and the future of digital identity.  You can find out more about each of these subjects by downloadin...

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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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Markets Turn Their Focus to Cross-Border Trade of Digital Services Since the drafting of eIDAS in 2014, there has been a renewed interest from businesses, particularly in Europe, in secure cross-border trade using digital services. Initiatives s...

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Mobile Connect-eIDAS Pilot Prepares for Secure Cross-Border Trade Marta Ienco, Head of the Government & Regulatory affairs, Personal Data   As we draw closer to the implementation of the eIDAS Regulation in September 2018, both governments...

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Asia’s Mobile Industry Unites behind Mobile Connect Download presentations from the event Shanghai—A broad array of MNO’s across Asia have underscored their commitment to Mobile Connect after revealing how the identity solutio...

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GSMA-FIDO Collaboration a Step Towards Secure Authentication The recent collaborative agreement between the GSMA and the FIDO Alliance, the ecosystem for standards-based, interoperable authentication, is a sign that the digital community i...

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Exploring Asia’s Identity Offerings at Mobile World Congress Shangha Asia is experiencing a rapid transformation of its digital services. According to Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report, mobile has surpassed both desktop computers and TV...

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Security Experts Warn of More Dangerous Attacks Gautam Hazari, Technical Director, Identity, GSMA We are in a race against time to develop defences capable of dealing with increasingly dangerous cyber threats, security experts...

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Mobile World Congress Americas September 12, 2017 Mobile Connect will be present at the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas event which will feature industry seminars and live demonstrations of the identity solution inside ...

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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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