Samsung Introduces 3 New Wearables & New Samsung Pay Loyalty Programme at Galaxy Studio, Singapore

Singapore – 8 September 2017 – Samsung Electronics Singapore today debuted a series of exciting new announcements at the preview of Galaxy Studio at The Plaza, VivoCity. Three new devices to its industry-leading wearables line – the Gear Sport, the Gear Fit2 Pro and the Gear IconX were introduced at the preview. In addition, Samsung also announced Samsung Rewards, a new loyalty programme for Samsung Pay, its flagship mobile payment service.

 

 

Enhanced Gear Wearables to Keep Consumers Moving

Designed to help consumers get the most out of their day and help them live a healthy and wellbalanced lifestyle, these latest innovations in Samsung’s Gear portfolio have a wide range of features that provide users with the optimal experience on a range of activities – from robust fitness tracking to nutrition and sleep monitoring1, as well as motivational coaching as a lifestyle companion. The new line-up of wearables is equipped with new smart capabilities and easy-to-use features, and is also supported by partnerships with leading names in tech and fitness.

The Gear Sport is a sleek and versatile fitness-focused smartwatch that is water resistant; the Gear Fit2 Pro smartwatch is an enhanced GPS sports band integrated with smart features; and the Gear IconX is the second generation of Samsung’s groundbreaking cord-free earbuds. New capabilities have also been introduced for the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro, demonstrating Samsung’s continued expansion in the fitness wearable category.

 

  • Industry-Leading Water Resistance and Swim Tracking: An ideal companion for any swim – from laps to playing in the pool – the Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro are both 5 ATM2 certified for water resistance. With Speedo’s latest swimming training app, Speedo On, both devices also allow users to easily track key swim metrics including lap count, lap time, setting swim times and distance targets, and more.  

 

  • Top-of-the-line Heart Rate Monitoring: With improved accuracy, both devices offer advanced real-time heart rate monitoring, where users can continuously monitor their heart activity – when enjoying a stress-free nap, or an invigorating cycling class.

 

  • Premium Partnerships: The Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro comes complemented with Under Armour and Spotify partnerships. Users can access Under Armour’s fitness apps, including Under Armour RecordTM, MyFitness Pal®, MapMyRun® and Endomondo™, where they can be provided with a holistic overview of their health and fitness, through the apps’ activity, nutrition, sleep and fitness tracking functions. With Spotify’s Offline mode, users can also listen to their favourite music offline or even without their smartphone, and enjoy their favourite tunes regardless of where they are.  

 

  • Auto Activity Detection: Both devices are both built-in with automatic activity detection that are tuned with and able to recognise users’ activities, including walking, running, cycling and even dancing and playing basketball.

 

  • Personalized Motivation: Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro users can customise their own wellness plan with tailored goals and alerts on both devices.

 

  • Payments On the Go: The Gear Sport also features Samsung Pay, making payments accessible on users’ wrists, where they will be able to make payments on the go, even while on a run!

Local Pricing and Availability 

The Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear IconX will be available from Q4 2017.

 

 

Samsung Rewards for Samsung Pay

Samsung today also announced the launch of Samsung Rewards for Samsung Pay, the secure and easy-to-use mobile payment service that can be used to make purchases almost anywhere10 in Singapore. The first to launch in the Southeast Asia region, the launch of the new loyalty programme for the company’s flagship mobile payment service in the country follows its initial roll-out in U.S. and South Korea, in November 2016 and March 2017 respectively. In appreciation of the positive uptake of the mobile payment service by consumers, Samsung Rewards aims to provide Samsung Pay users with a more rewarding payment experience when making their purchases.

 

Samsung Rewards is a tiered loyalty programme specially curated for Samsung Pay users, where consumers can earn points from their transactions, which can then be redeemed for additional rewards in the form of gift vouchers from participating merchants or used to participate in the in-app games such as Spin-the-Wheel or Flip-a-Card for additional instant wins. Consisting of three loyalty tiers – Gold, Silver and Bronze – users can level up across the tiers after meeting a target number of transactions. With each level up achieved in the Samsung Rewards programme, users can get to earn more points per transaction, reaping additional rewards in return.

Samsung Rewards will be available on Samsung Pay from 15 September 2017, which is accepted at the vast majority of merchants in Singapore. Consumers may also try out the mobile payment service at the Samsung Pay Café, which will be exclusively showcased at Galaxy Studio from 9 September to 29 October 2017, 11am to 9pm daily.

HMD Global Launches New Nokia 8 Phone

HMD Global today announced Nokia 8, the first smartphone to feature ZEISS Optics and Nokia OZO Audio. Powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform, Nokia 8 doesn’t compromise on performance, delivering 11 hours of 4K video playback on a single charge

 

Always Pure Android

Nokia smartphones always offer a pure Android experience, with no unnecessary apps slowing down the performance of your device. And with Nokia 8, pure Android combined with our innovative engineering processes unleashes the full potential of the SnapdragonTM 835 Mobile Platform.

 

Vivid #Bothie images and videos captured by ZEISS optics

The first smartphone from HMD Global to feature ZEISS optics, Nokia 8 can simultaneously harness its front and rear-facing cameras to seamlessly capture vivid, memorable content using its Dual-Sight feature.

 

360° spatial surround sound with OZO Audio

Featuring OZO Audio, Nokia 8 combines three microphones with exclusive Nokia acoustic algorithms to capture audio with immersive 360° spatial surround sound. Share your 4K videos with OZO Audio anywhere – binaural codecs enable high fidelity playback even on devices without OZO Audio.

Nokia 8 will be available in four colours: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel and will be available at a global average retail price of €599

 

Technical specifications for Nokia 8[1]

  • Networks:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 o WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8  o TDS-CDMA: 34, 39
    • LTE:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Network speed: LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
  • Available in single SIM and dual SIM variants
  • OS: Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform o MSM8998 (4* 2.45GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ + 4* 1.8GHz Kryo)
  • RAM: 4GB LPPDDR4X in the following colours: polished blue, polished copper, steel, tempered blue
  • Storage: 64GBii internal memory with external MicroSD card slot (support up to 256 GB)
  • Form factor: Splashproof IP54 touch monoblock with capacitive system keys
  • Display: 5.3” IPS LCD QHD 2560 x 1440, 700nts screen brightness, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, 2.5D Glass
  • Camera with ZEISS optics:
    • Primary camera: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
    • Front facing camera: 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash
  • Connectivity & Sensors: Type C, USB3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps), 3.5mm headphone jack, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, Barometer, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO), BT 5.0, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS, NFC, ANT+
  • Battery: Integrated 3090 mAh batteryiii with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 (18W, 5V/2.5A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A)
  • Audio: MP3,M4A, AAC,OGG,WAV,AMR,AWB(AMR-WB),FLAC,MIDI(MID,MIDI,XMF, MXMF,IMY,RTTTL,RTX,OTA)
  • Video: MP4, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, MKV, WEBM
  • Dimensions: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm (camera bump 0.4mm)
  • Weight: 160g

[1] All specifications, features and other product information provided are subject to change without notice.  ii Pre-installed system software and apps use a significant part of memory space. iii Battery has limited recharge cycles and battery capacity reduces over time. Eventually the battery may need to be replaced.

OPPO Announces Singapore Launch Date for Limited Edition Red R11

The Red R11 will debut on 29 July, with preorders starting on 21 July.

The all-new Red colour variant will be launched together with French cosmetic brand MAKE UP FOR EVER, the Official Makeup Partner of the Red R11. Consumers will receive a limited edition custom engraved red lipstick by the cult beauty label with successful purchases of the Red R11 camera phone. The launch will be accompanied by a multi-platform campaign fronted by local Instagram personalities including Daryl Yow (@darylaidenyow), Cassandra Tan (@caxs) and Sophia Chong (@sophiachong). Named ‘Caught You RED Handed’, the campaign aims to excite consumers with the creative use of the OPPO Red phone in Instagram stars’ ‘red-handed’ mugshots.

 

In addition to Instagram celebrations, OPPO will transform part of the OPPO Suntec City concept store into a picture-worthy experience zone, where consumers will be able to try out first-hand the Red R11’s camera capabilities against stunning backdrops – guaranteed to attract more Instagram likes. Consumers will also have the exclusive opportunity to experience beauty products by MAKE UP FOREVER in their Red R11 photoshoots.

 

The perfect accessory for fashion enthusiasts, the R11 features a sleek and streamlined appearance and boasts the world’s first 20MP front camera and 20MP+16MP rear dual camera, allowing fashionistas to capture their #OOTD’s and everyday moments in greater clarity. Makeup aficionados can also master the art of clear and beautiful portraits with the R11, thanks to the foreground bokeh effect, the automatic HDR function, and intelligent skin tone beautification technology that ensure every shot is captured to perfection.

 

The limited edition Red R11 retails at S$699 and is available for preorder from 21 to 28 July at all OPPO concept stores and online at the official OPPO Singapore website

Singapore Road Safety Month 2017 – Stand a Chance to Win a Samsung Galaxy S8

Inline with the Singapore Road Safety Month,  Samsung Singapore is having a booth at Nex Shopping Center promoting their latest VR content – Eyes on the Road that aims to educate the public on the importance of staying focused while on the roads.

Encouraging Safe Driving among Road Users

Although the number of fatal accidents has decreased by 5.4 percent from 2015 to 2016, the number of injury accidents has seen a rise of 2.7 percent in 2016 as compared to 2015. To help reduce the number of traffic incidents caused by distractions from mobile devices, Samsung’s Eyes on the Road VR content features different dangerous scenarios to discourage the use of mobile devices while on the road. For example, a scenario plays out whereby the user, experiencing the point of view of a driver, almost gets into an accident at a pedestrian crossing due to distractions from his mobile device.

Instagram user @weewu was trying out the Eyes On the Road with Samsung Gear VR.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Giveaway Instagram Contest

In addition, Samsung will be holding two Samsung Eyes on the Road #EOTR contests on Instagram whereby participants can stand a chance to win a #GalaxyS8 and a Gear VR (with controller).

What you need to do?

1. Head down to the Samsung’s Eyes on the Road booth at Nex Shopping Center between 24 and 28 May 2017 OR the Eyes on the Road experience corner at Samsung Experience Store at Vivo City between 30 May and 2 Jul 2017.

2. Take a photo of themselves against Samsung’s Eyes on the Road backdrop

3. Upload the photo to their own Instagram page and tag @samsung_sg and include the #EOTR hashtag within the captions.

Speedtest Report: Singapore has the second fastest fixed and mobile download speed

ViewQwest and Singtel are the winners in Singapore’s Fixed and Mobile Services Respectively. 

Ookla, the folks behind Speedtest.net, released its Speedtest Market Report today for Singapore. Its research covers the period Q4 2016 to Q1 2017.

Highlights of the report:

  • Singapore Fixed Broadband: Singapore saw an average download speed of 180.61 Mbps over broadband and an average upload speed of 167.56 Mbps.
  • ViewQwest is the fastest broadband ISP in Singapore with download speeds at 899.35Mbps. M1 manages to emerge first for upload speed at 692.85Mbps. 
  • Singapore Mobile Speed: Singapore’s average mobile download speed was 44.37 Mbps in Q4 2016-Q1 2017 that ranks itself second globally, behind only Norway. Singapore’s average mobile upload speed of 17.46 Mbps in Q4 2016-Q1 2017 is the fastest in the world
  • Singtel, among all mobile carriers in Singapore, offers the fastest mobile speed with download speed at 49.80Mbps and upload speed at 19.27Mbps  
Singapore’s ISPs Ranking. Source: Speedtest.net
Singapore’s Mobile Carriers Ranking. Source: Speedtest.net

Samsung Showcases New Galaxy Plus and Rich Product and Service Ecosystem at Galaxy Studio

Samsung Electronics Singapore showcased at Galaxy Studio the new line-up of device and service additions to the Galaxy ecosystem that puts the newly launched Galaxy S8 and S8+ at its heart. The Galaxy Studio consumer event is held in celebration of the recent launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and will be held at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City, from today till 29 June.

 

Galaxy Studio will introduce the new Galaxy Plus, offering options for consumers to get more out of their Galaxy S8 and S8+, made possible by the Galaxy ecosystem of products including the Samsung DeX Station, the Gear VR with Controller, the Gear 360 (2017) and the Mobile Photo Printer. With a range of Samsung companion devices and services that seamlessly complement the new Galaxy S8 and S8+, users can discover new ways to explore, experience and interact with their world.

 

  • VRtainment

Unlocking endless entertainment and VR possibilities, the Gear VR with Controller, when paired with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, allows users to embark on immersive adventures anytime and anywhere.

 

  • Live 360°

It is now easier than ever to create beautiful memories to look back on, all with 360-degree videos and images captured in stunning 4K resolution on the Gear 360 (2017).

  • Work X Play

Consumers can now enjoy enhanced productivity with a desktop-like experience from their smartphones.

  • Secure Shopping with Samsung Pay

With Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, users can now leave their wallets at home, and enjoy the seamless convenience from making payments on-the-go.

 

Consumers are also invited to experience the different elements of Galaxy Plus at various selected Samsung Experience Stores and major consumer IT and electronics stores island-wide.

 

Galaxy Studio Activities

Showcasing the best of Samsung’s innovations, the Singapore leg of Galaxy Studio will comprise of themed experiential zones, each incorporating the use of the latest Samsung Galaxy products. Through a slew of delightful and immersive activities at the zones, consumers can experience for themselves how Samsung’s connected suite of devices and services integrates perfectly with consumers’ daily lives.

 

Local Pricing and Availability

The Gear VR with Controller, Gear 360 (2017) and Samsung DeX Station will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer IT and electronics stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and selected online marketplace from 29 April, while the Mobile Photo Printer will be available from Q3 2017. The new devices will be available at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Gear VR with Controller: $188
  • Gear 360 (2017): $348
  • Samsung DeX Station: $198
  • Mobile Photo Printer: $198

Read the full press release

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DBS PAYLAH! In Singapore To Launch QR Code Payments

All DBS PayLah! users, including non-DBS/POSB customers, now have the ability to transact via QR codes across 10,000 NETS terminals by year end

SINGAPORE, 13 April 2017 – DBS today announced another ground-breaking payment solution in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation drive to adopt cashless payments. In a Singapore first, all DBS PayLah! users – including non-DBS/POSB customers – now have the ability to generate their own QR code to receive funds, and can also pay by scanning QR codes. DBS PayLah! is Singapore’s top mobile wallet with some 500,000 users and counting.

 

The introduction of DBS PayLah!’s QR code capability has far-reaching implications for merchants and consumers here. Despite the continuing drive to encourage businesses here to adopt cashless payments, many small businesses remain averse as they see the leasing of payment terminals, connectivity and wiring requirements as inconvenient and costly. In Singapore, it is estimated that more than 80% of payments made at small shops are in cash. At hawker centres and wet markets, this rises to 90%. The lack of ubiquity in cashless payment acceptance by merchants in turn discourages consumers from making the transition to cashless payments.

 

DBS PayLah!’s QR code payments are particularly effective in tackling these issues as it has a very low barrier to entry. There is little to no cost involved and the process of using QR codes to transact is extremely streamlined. To receive payments, merchants or individuals can use DBS PayLah! to generate their own QR code, which they can display at their premises or send to others via social or online channels for payments. To pay, customers simply need to use DBS PayLah! to scan the QR code and proceed to make a payment.

 

The simplicity of the QR code solution empowers offline merchants, helping them connect to the online world, and allows them to establish a point-to-point connection to their customers. In China, QR codes have driven the adoption of cashless payments and the country is today the world’s leader in mobile payments. The value of Chinese third-party mobile payments was estimated to be RMB 38 trillion in 2016.

 

Said Jeremy Soo, Head of Consumer Banking Group (Singapore), DBS Bank (星展银行新加坡消费银行部董事总经理兼主管苏孝进), “We believe that cashless payments in Singapore is ripe for disruption. Singapore has one of the world’s highest smartphone penetration and surveys have indicated that the majority of consumers here are open to making payments with their mobile devices. All we need is a solution that has a low barrier to entry, is easy for merchants to implement, and for consumers to use. The DBS PayLah! QR code solution ticks all the boxes and is well positioned to drive cashless payment behaviour in Singapore, taking us one step closer to our nation’s vision of being a Smart Nation.”

 

In another industry first, DBS PayLah! users will also soon be able to make QR code payments on NETS terminals at a number of merchants across various categories which include transport, retail, fashion and F&B. Some 2,000 NETS terminals will be enabled with this capability in the next two months and 10,000 by the end of the year. In addition, DBS will be holding a QR code bazaar from 5 to 7 May to encourage more consumers and businesses to adopt cashless payments. The event will be the first of its kind in Singapore, with some 200 young vendors setting up shop at *SCAPE. All vendors at the event will be able to accept purchases made via DBS PayLah!’s QR code payment function.

 

 

Garmin sets up Singapore as South-east Asia HQ for its consumer business

Singapore, February 7, 2017 — A familiar brand in Singapore, Garmin’s consumer products have been sold here through distributors since the early 1990s. As part of the brand’s strategic plan to strengthen their presence in the region, Garmin will now be directly managing the sales and marketing of its consumer business devices in the Southeast Asia and India region.

Singapore was selected as the regional headquarters for Garmin’s regional expansion because of the nation’s vibrant pro-business environment, political stability, centralised geography and strong infrastructure.

The company has appointed Mr. Engelhard (Al) Sundoro as Managing Director for the South Asia/ India Region since January 2017. Mr. Sundoro brings with him a wealth of experience having worked with Garmin International in America since 2007. Mr. Sundoro will manage Garmin’s consumer business in six South-east Asian countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand) and India and its marine business in South-east Asia, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and India.

“As a company, we need to be an enduring brand that consistently innovates. In order to do that, it is essential for us to be closer to our customers to understand what they need. Even as a global brand, Garmin sees each market differently as the customer needs in each region is diverse. Outside of US, China and Taiwan, it is a natural step for the brand to strengthen our presence in South-east Asia with Singapore as our headquarters as consumers here tend to be early adopters of technology,” said Mr. Al Sundoro, Managing Director for South Asia/ India Region.

Garmin has a strong foundation in engineering products for aviation and marine since 1989. With engineering a fundamental part of the brand’s DNA, innovation, precision and attention to details are ingrained in the products designed by the brand.

Aiming to engineer quality wearables to complement the daily active lifestyles of users, Garmin recently announced its partnership with EZ-Link to launch a special version of its vívosmart HR activity tracker with built-in NFC contactless payment smarts. Users can tap their fitness band to make payment for train and bus rides, cab rides and retail purchases in Singapore.

“Working with partners such as EZ-Link to make our products more meaningful to consumers in each locale is an example of what we want to do with our business here,” added Mr. Sundoro.

Samsung Introduces the New Galaxy A 2017 Series – Pre-Order Starts Tomorrow

Samsung Electronics Singapore announced the latest Galaxy A series smartphones – the Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A7 (2017). Offering two screen size options – 5.2-inch for the Galaxy A5 (2017) and 5.7-inch for the Galaxy A7 (2017).

What did you expect from the new Galaxy A 2017 series?

  • IP68 -For the first time on the Galaxy A series, the smartphones are equipped with IP68-certified water and dust resistant capabilities, allowing it to withstand elements including rain, sweat, sand and dust. Note: Dust and Water Resistant (IP68 rating) means that the device is protected against entry of solid foreign objects, and harmful ingress of static water at up to 1.5 metres, for up to 30 minutes, under certain defined test conditions.
  • Enhanced front-facing and rear camera – Samsung claimed that the new camera is able to execute more stable capturing of images, photos and selfies taken are more vibrant and clear, even in low-light conditions. See below sample photo post on my instagram.
  • Enhanced Mobile Payment with Samsung Pay – Similar to the Galaxy A (2016),  the Galaxy A (2017 Series) is Samsung Pay compatible and it is also approved NFC-enabled devices for transit use in Singapore. Through the activation of EZ-Link Card via Samsung Pay, users of the Galaxy A (2017) can keep their EZ-Link card at home and pay their travel fare with their phones. To find out more, you might want to read up on EZ-Link NFC Sim
  • Compare the specifications of Galaxy A5 and A7 below

    Shot by Galaxy A5 (2017). Source: Instagram user @weewu

 

Local Pricing and Availability

The Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) will be available from 21 January 2017 at the recommended retail price of $548 and $648 respectively, inclusive of GST. They will be available in three stylish colours – Black Sky, Gold Sand and Peach Cloud – at local telecommunications operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorised mobile retailers and Samsung Experience Stores.

Anticipating hot demand from the market, Samsung Singapore has announced that pre-order will commerce from 11 Jan 2017 onwards. 

Consumers can visit the following Samsung Experience Stores during opening hours to pre-order the Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Galaxy A7 (2017), without contract, by placing a $50 deposit per device:

 

  • Central: 313@Somerset #B2-24/25/26 Tel: 6836 1809, Bugis Junction #01-54 Tel: 6338 7911, Chinatown Point #01-48 Tel: 6222 7911, Great World City #02-39 Tel: 6235 1134, Paragon #B1-27/27A Tel: 6735 5926, VivoCity #02-28/29 Tel: 6376 9150
  • East: Bedok Mall #B1-07 Tel: 6785 1118, Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 #02-23 Tel : 6241 4125 (Open to transit and departing passengers only), Parkway Parade #03-30F Tel: 6440 7969, Tampines Mall #02-29 Tel: 6782 9575
  • North: AMK Hub #B1-37/38 Tel: 6753 6070, Causeway Point #03-12 Tel: 6891 1011, NEX #04-42 Tel: 6636 7392
  • West: Jurong Point #B1-09/10 Tel: 6791 2272, Westgate #01-01 Tel: 6369 9175

 

Pre-order for the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) will also be available online at major consumer electronics stores (Best Denki, Challenger/Hachi, Courts, Gain City, Newstead and Harvey Norman) and Lazada Singapore at the following URLs from 12 noon on 11 January 2017:

Specification

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M1, Singtel, StarHub Use GSMA’s Mobile Connect For Unified, Secured, Mobile-based Authentication for Singapore

Singapore, 29 November 2016 – All Singapore consumers will be able to enjoy fast, simple and secure access to a variety of online services with their mobile number when M1, Singtel and StarHub adopt the GSMA’s Mobile Connect authentication standard.

 

The internet offers unprecedented access to information and services. Many of the best services also require their users to register, which inconveniences them. According to the GSMA, 87% of consumers leave a website when asked to register. Additionally, they also face difficulties remembering their growing list of usernames and passwords, with 40% using the “forget password” feature monthly.

 

Mobile Connect will free customers from having to manage multiple usernames and passwords for every online account. With Mobile Connect, mobile customers can look forward to creating a universal trusted digital identity for convenient and secure access to compatible telecommunications, banking, e-commerce, entertainment, government and travel services and applications.

 

Through interactive prompts on the mobile phone, customers will be able to easily confirm their identity using their mobile number, combined with a unique personal code for online transactions that require greater levels of security. No information will be made available to online service providers without users’ permission.

 

Accepting Mobile Connect logins will benefit online service providers too. They will be able to offer simpler sign-ups, reduce customer frustration and abandoned transactions due to authentication issues, and increase the likelihood of repeat business.

 

To drive rollout and adoption, M1, Singtel and StarHub are building a unified platform to enable easy integration with online service providers through a common Mobile Connect Application Programme Interface (API). M1, Singtel and StarHub expect to announce the first wave of supported online services in the second half of 2017.

 

Mobile Connect is developed by the GSMA and currently available in 22 countries.

GSMA Mobile Connect Factsheet

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