French operator Bouygues Telecom and US-based TeleSign Corporation, a provider of user verification and Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) solutions owned by BICS (Belgacom International Carrier Services), have agreed on a new partnership. Under the agreement, Bouygues Telecom will gain access to TeleSign’s mobile identity products to protect its users from online identity theft and fraud activities such as Account Takeover (ATO) through SIM Swap and Synthetic Identity fraud.
In the press release announcing the deal, Ravish Patel, Director of Mobile Identity at TeleSign, claimed that Mobile Identity represents a massive opportunity for mobile operators to play an important role in today’s digital disruption. “TeleSign has been working with mobile operators, guiding them on key aspects around the opportunity, use cases and privacy principles,” commented Patel.
The announcement also points to breakthrough innovations in the European digital market in recent years, as more and more digital businesses have begun to deploy new B2C services in fintech, lifestyle, travel, e-commerce, gaming and social networks. The company said that the level of failures has also challenged the incumbents such as legacy banks, insurance companies and similar enterprises in these segments to change their UX models and provide better services through mobile and web applications.
Alexandre Gavina, B2B Marketing Manager at Bouygues Telecom, said, “Ensuring a high level of Security and Data Privacy for their end users has always been a main concern for the mobile operators. Mobile Identity is a great opportunity to build on those foundations. Through this partnership, we get access to the most comprehensive solutions in the market to date, as well as the security that TeleSign provides. Having a partner who is able to help anticipate and mitigate new threat vectors is critical to protect our end users and to deliver the highest quality of service to them.”
TeleSign offers mobile operators the opportunity to increase security for their subscribers and customer base. In addition, they are a reliable partner for 21 of the world’s 25 leading web resources, facilitating secure and effective communications with billions of end-user accounts.