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Orange secures eGovernment services in Moldova with Mobile ID Sign

Gemalto is providing Orange with the end-to-end Mobile ID Sign solution, supplied by Valimo, to offer its subscribers seamless access to a new generation of eGovernment services in Moldova.

The Mobile ID program in Moldova is a government-led project that is being deployed in partnership with mobile network operators. It is designed to offer citizens the speed, privacy, convenience and transparency of digital access to numerous government services and information for citizens, including online applications and copies of official documents.

Gemalto’s Mobile ID solution operates with embedded software in the handset’s UICC, connected to a comprehensive authentication service platform. This solution transforms any type of mobile phones into devices capable of delivering strong user authentication and legally binding signatures, essential features to securing eGovernment services.

The Gemalto UICC-based solution is compatible with all types of mobile telephones, whether feature phones or smart phones. The application allows citizens to confirm their identity and sign documents directly from their mobile phone, by entering a unique user-selectable PIN code. Mobile ID solution is responsible for the entire life cycle management, from user registration to verification of mobile digital signatures, and connection to the Certificate Authority body and e-government portals.

“Gemalto offered an end-to-end solution that is proven in over 20 applications worldwide,” said Sergiu Postica, Strategy and Development Director at Orange Moldova. “As a result we were able to meet the requirements of the government framework within an extremely tight timeframe, and the new service was up and running in due time after the contract was signed.”

“Working closely with the teams from Orange Moldova and the Orange Group was the key in meeting the requirements for high scalability of the solution,” added Philippe Vrignaud, senior vice-president of Telecommunications at Gemalto. “In addition to the Moldovan government agencies that will gain in efficiency, financial services companies and a whole group of small and medium size enterprises will also be able to introduce e-services that take advantage of this nationwide infrastructure, providing for additional jobs creation and growth in the country.”