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 9 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.

Presentations from M360 Series – Russia & CIS The 2018 GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Russia & CIS was a regionally-focused event drawing on global case studies for senior-level leaders from government & regulatory bodi...

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Presentations: Delivering Commercial Success Through Identity Services The GSMA Identity recently partnered with Turkcell to co-host an event in Istanbul which explored Turkey’s journey towards becoming the first Mobile Connect commercially su...

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Mobile Connect Workshop Presentations at MWCA Identity Seminar The seminar Mobile Connect Seminar: Reducing Fraud through Secure Authentication and ID Verification Services, brought together h wider mobile ecosystem aiming to prevent fraud b...

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Mobile Connect Workshop Presentation at Mobile 360 Digital Societies i The Mobile Connect workshop: Delivering commercial success through identity services attendees had the opportunity to learn the value and commercial scalability of mobile-based ...

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Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchains and Identity: A Regulatory This paper provides an overview of the relevant regulations for the use of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and blockchains for digital identity. Digital identity is the bas...

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Digital Identity: Global Trends and Highlights from the United States Mobile internet traffic now accounts for more than half of all global online traffic, reaching 51.2% of the world’s total this year. There are now 8.8 billion mobile connection...

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Flash News: Brexit Smartphone App Hits Snag Report says UK app for checking the identity of EU citizens won’t work on iPhones The UK government plans to launch a smartphone app to enable the 3.5 million EU citizens livin...

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News Flash: IPification Becomes Mobile Connect Compliant Leading company in Asia for providing Security and Data Backup solutions, Benefit Vantage Limited (BVL), with its mobile authentication solution called IPification, announced tha...

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News Flash: Singapore Mobilises Government Transactions The Singapore government has launched the SingPass Mobile app to make it easier for citizens to conduct government transactions, such as applying for HDB (Housing and Development...

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Is the Trend for Social Media Website Logins Coming to a Close? Most of us have opened a webpage at some point or another and been confronted – perhaps with a degree of surprise – with a picture of our own face, and an option to log in to...

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News Flash: New Mobile Verification System Live in the UAE The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has rolled out a system to verify smartphone owners’ identities so they can access basic government services and conduct business transactions in...

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News Flash: Court Curbs India’s ID Programme India’s Supreme Court has upheld the country’s ambitious Aadhaar digital identification programme, but struck down the requirement to link mobile-phone numbers, bank accounts...

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Identity Hangout: Monetising Identity Services December 05, 2018 The GSMA Identity team will be organising an online Identity Hangout which will explore value and commercial scalability of mobile-based identity services. The online event is t...

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Identity at MWC19 Barcelona February 25, 2019 Discover the latest innovations, market developments and business strategies in digital identity at MWC19 Barcelona. More details to follow. Register for MWC19 Barcelona...

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