WSO2.Telco Launches Digital Enablement Hub in Brazil
WSO2.Telco, a joint venture between Axiata Digital and WSO2, announced that Brazil’s seven leading mobile network operators (MNOs) are using the WSO2.Telco Digital Enablement Hub to deliver the GSMA Mobile Connect mobile-based authentication solution. Together the MNOs serve more than 136 million consumers across Brazil.
The solution delivers unparalleled ease of use for mobile users, who can now securely access a range of websites, apps and services by using their unique mobile numbers for identification. At the same time, for the MNOs adopting the solution, the increased user engagement driven through easier navigation for customers and fraud prevention facilities offered will greatly enhance the experience of digital services provided. This marks a new milestone for WSO2.Telco as it is the first Digital Enablement Hub launched in the Americas. Currently, WSO2.Telco technology powers a Digital Enablement Hub for the Axiata, one of Asia’s leading telecommunications groups with over 320 million customers covering six counties in the ASEAN and South Asia region as well as a Mobile Connect Hub in India that brings together six Indian operators serving over 800 million customers.
“We’re proud to empower the Brazilian mobile users and MNOs with GSMA’s Mobile Connect solution. With the launch of this hub we are expanding our footprint beyond Asia and now power over 1 billion end users” said Venura Mendis, CEO of WSO2.Telco.
GSMA Mobile Connect for Simple, Secure Access
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. Mobile Connect works by employing the user’s unique mobile number, combined with a unique PIN for more secure use cases, to verify and grant online access.
The service will be used commercially by a wide range of digital service providers in areas, such as commerce, finance and banking, government service access, health services, and media and entertainment. Initially, Brazilian mobile subscribers will be able to access Mobile Connect services, including login and self-care apps, from their operator’s website; in the future, this will extend to anywhere they see the Mobile Connect logo.
The WSO2.Telco-Powered Mobile Connect Advantage
The Mobile Connect service in Brazil 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. Because the service is fully managed by WSO2.Telco on behalf of the seven MNOs in Brazil, it has allowed the companies to rapidly go to market with a consistent offering for consumers.
At the same time, solution providers who work with the MNOs benefit by being able to offer the all the benefits of Mobile Connect, including an easy, intuitive user experience along with robust security. Significantly, solution providers are gaining access to what is by far the largest hub in Brazil, enabling them to reach a majority of mobile consumers in Brazil through a single integration with the WSO2.Telco-powered hub.
A joint venture between WSO2 Inc. and the Axiata Digital venture of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), WSO2.Telco is a radical new open source platform for digital enablement. Built by Axiata’s digital services unit, Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd (AD) and its Sri Lankan operating company, Dialog Axiata PLC (Dialog), and based on the powerful open source WSO2 middleware, WSO2.Telco is a breakthrough cloud-ready solution that enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to easily establish an agile collaboration layer with Web-centric APIs. The platform represents a new milestone in agility and scalability, allowing telcos to expose, manage and orchestrate multiple network services at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.
About Axiata Digital
Axiata Digital, the digital services arm of Axiata Group Berhad, was established to support the increasingly digital lifestyle of Axiata consumers. In just four years, this portfolio now consists of 30 digital brands, servicing growing demands in mobile money, mobile insurance, mobile advertising, e-commerce, entertainment and education among which are 11st, StoreKing, BIMA, AdKnowledge Asia, Yonder Music and WSO2.Telco.