NEW DELHI — WSO2-Telco, a joint venture of Axiata Digital and WSO2, said India’s six leading mobile network operators (MNOs) are using WSO2 for over 800 million consumers.
Together, the six MNOs comprising of Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea, Tata Teleservices Ltd, Telenor and Vodafone, serve most of India’s consumers.
The solution delivers unprecedented ease of use for mobile users, who can securely access a range of websites, apps and services, by using their unique mobile numbers for identification.
It also marks a new milestone of collaboration among the six MNOs in India, who worked together with the GSMA and WSO2.
WSO2-Telco will also implement a cloud-based hub that would deliver a consistent mobile authentication experience to all of their mobile subscribers.
WSO2-Telco chief executive officer (CEO) Sanjiva Weerawarana said the GSMA’s Mobile Connect solution is empowering mobile operators to drive the next generation of digital identity where users gain control over their own data.
“That is why, from the start, we have made mobile connect a core offering of our WSO2-Telco digital enablement hub for MNOs.
“With the launch of the hub for six of India’s leading MNOs, we are significantly expanding the reach of mobile connect to mobile consumers, and we now power more than 40% of the 2.8 billion mobile connect-enabled users worldwide,” said Weerawarana.
Today, more than 42 operators in 22 countries are implementing Mobile Connect.
Among them are nearly all of the majority-owned MNOs of Axiata, one of Asia’s largest telecommunications companies and a pioneer with the world’s first commercial launch of Mobile Connect in late 2014.
Axiata MNOs rely on the company’s WSO2-Telco implementation to provide Mobile Connect authentication and other digital services.
Axiata Digital CEO Mohd Khairil Abdullah said the company extends its support for the GSMA and the mobile connect authentication solution, which enhances the user experience and security in accessing websites and applications—without the need for multiple passwords or usernames.
“Through our investments in advanced next-generation platforms, such as WSO2-Telco in India and soon other countries, we are committed to further accelerating the pace of global adoption for mobile connect and other similar services for our subscribers and other MNO customers, as well as service providers.”
The GSMA’s Mobile Connect solution enables customers to create and manage a digital universal identity via a single login solution.
The service simply and securely authenticates users, enabling them to digitally confirm their identity and their credentials and grant safe online access to mobile and digital services.
The Mobile Connect service in India is powered by the WSO2-Telco API-driven digital enablement hub. Built on the powerful open source WSO2 middleware, the cloud-based hub enables MNOs to expose, manage and orchestrate multiple network services at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.