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.

Presentation: Identity Hangout Delivering Identity Services The first Identity Hangout: Delivering Identity Services on 5 December explored the value and commercial scalability of mobile-based identity services. The online event was targ...

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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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News Flash: Business Leaders Flag Internet Security Fears Three-quarters of C-Suite execs say consumer data is too easily compromised online Consumers can’t trust the safety of their online identities, as too much of their personal da...

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News Flash: Microsoft Explores Eliminating “Inverse Privacy” Reports claim software giant is seeking to increase users’ control over personal data Microsoft is working on giving people greater insights into the private data collected abo...

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News Flash: Identity Fraud “at a Tipping Point” Symposium speakers highlight hackers’ ability to easily create synthetic identities The vast amount of personally identifiable information available on the Internet is making i...

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News Flash: Digital Identity to Change Direction In 2019, there will be a shift from trying to digitise identity to creating digital identities underpinned by relationships, according to David Birch, a leading financial service...

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News Flash: Taiwan Targets 2020 for Digital ID Government says digital ID cards will enable online access to 80% of public services The government of Taiwan is planning to roll out a digital identification system in 2020, acc...

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Top 3 Digital Identity Trends for 2019: the Curtain Closes for the Hum   2019 will see the consolidation of multi-factor authentication As users have grown increasingly weary of creating endless online profiles (86% report abandoning purchases ...

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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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Identity at MWC19 Barcelona February 25, 2019 Identity is the bedrock on which all digital services depend and as such is central to this year’s Mobile World Congress. We invite you to join our events in Barcelona to h...

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MWC19 Seminar – Mobile Connect: The Rise of Digital Identity February 25, 2019 This seminar will focus on the consolidation and growth of Mobile Connect as a successful identity service offered by the mobile operators around the globe. The seminar will c...

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MWC19 Seminar – The Future of Digital Identity: From Revolutiona February 26, 2019 It’s been a tempestuous year in digital identity with major breaches hitting the press on an almost weekly basis. This seminar will look at some of the latest research in use...

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Identity Hangout March 20, 2019 Join the second Identity Hangout to hear what’s new on the identity space. The GSMA Identity team will be joined by an expert to talk about this as well as discussing the r...

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