There is a difference between predicting the future and knowing what to expect.
The Number Verify product checks if a phone number submitted via a web form matches the number of the device being used.
The Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS) is meant to provide a “security assurance framework” for vendors.
The GSMA calls this ‘best practice’, but their advice is thin.
Although Subex is an Indian firm, their user conference illustrated industry-wide challenges with achieving diversity.
The winners leverage biometrics for standards-driven authentication of users.
The new index will measure the regulatory environment in each country by assessing it against six categories including consumer protection and know your customer requirements.
Some previous loose talk about telcos giving their data to government sounds even worse following revelations about the ways data, and people, have been abused in real life.
African governments should be reducing the burden on their people by using mobile money to efficiently collect tax, instead of increasing their burden by taxing mobile money transactions.
Embedded SIMs will counter some traditional fraud threats whilst creating new kinds of opportunities for ingenious hackers.