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Thailand’s ETDA taps on Gemalto to provide mobile ID solution

Adrian M. Reodique | May 20, 2016
The solution will allow mobile users in Thailand to perform any online transaction on the go.

Thailand's Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) recently announced its plans to deploy Gemalto's LingUs Mobile ID solution nationwide.  The agency is a public organisation that is part of the Royal Thai Government's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

LingUs Mobile ID will allow mobile users in Thailand to perform any online transaction on-the-go, access Internet banking, confirm payments, as well as digitally sign documents for sensitive activities such as online loan applications or account updates, by simply entering a PIN on their mobiles.

According to Gemalto, the complete development of the solution will be followed by nationwide launch, which will enable array of secured services for 86 million subscribers and drive the digital economy plans of Thailand.

"ETDA's given mandate from the Ministry of ICT is to increase both the volume and value of electronic transactions in Thailand while also paying particular attention to security. So, ETDA has been focusing on the area of electronic authentication with Gemalto. Their multi-purpose solution will provide PKI-based strong authentication and legally-binding signatures directly from users' phones, offering a strong security framework and convenience for all," said Surangkana Wayuparb, Executive Director & CEO of ETDA. 

"With great support for all networks and phone types, citizens with a mobile can now access online services from anywhere. This makes mass adoption easier, and helps us accelerate digital economic growth," she added.

Meanwhile, Michael Au, President of Gemalto in South Asia and Japan, said: "The Mobile ID deployment puts Thailand in the same league as other leading nations like Finland, Norway and Iceland in providing such high levels of security for online services." 

"With complete understanding of end-to-end security technologies in different industries - for example, banking, telecom and government - we can help them provide world-class user experience to build a thriving digital economy and society," added Au. 


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