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.

MWC19 Barcelona Seminar Presentations The industry seminars at Mobile World Congress have developed a reputation for being one of the leading ways in which to discover the plans and motives of any given market. Below...

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Mobile Connect Platforms & Operations services The GSMA offers a series of technical platforms and services designed to help mobile network operators and service providers deploy Mobile Connect successfully. This document co...

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The Identity Guide to MWC 19 Barcelona With mobile internet traffic accounting for more than half of all global online traffic, the nature of digital identity is changing. Our impressions and personal information are ...

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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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The Future of Digital Identity is Simplicity, Decentralisation and Con Last year was a complicated one for digital enterprise, with highlights and more bracing moments – and at the centre of that developing picture has been digital identity. On on...

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Digital Identity: Aligning the Humanitarian with the Commercial in Dev It may seem like digital identity is only really starting to blossom recently in the developed world, as consumers grow increasingly wary of their online transactions, with each ...

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News Flash: The Changing Face of Fraud Fraudsters attempt account takeovers as payment cards become more secure In the U.S., rising use of payment cards with embedded chips saw fraud losses decline in 2018 to $14.7 bi...

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News Flash: U.S. Drives Towards Digital Licenses U.S. states on the cusp of accepting driver’s licenses stored on smartphones About a dozen states are testing digital driver’s licenses that operate on smartphones, according...

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News Flash: Mobile Operators Progress Blockchain-Based Identity SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Turkcell and SoftBank among those using distributed ledger technology to underpin digital identificationNews Flash:  A clutch of announcements at M...

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Mobile Connect Powers Sustained Growth in eCommerce through Industry C It’s been an exceptional year of progress in digital identity.  As more and more consumers have been enabled to verify their identities online, we’ve seen a blooming of digi...

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KNOW 2019 – Las Vegas March 25, 2019 Mark Harvey, Global Engagement Director at the GSMA, will be participating at the KNOW 2019 (24 – speaking about killer use cases for digital identity in emerging markets. ...

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