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NEC inks mobile systems agreement with Spanish operator

Posted: 10 Jul 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:NEC? Telefonica Moviles Espana? multiple service access?

NEC Corp. announced an agreement with Telefonica Moviles Espana S.A., a Spanish mobile operator, for delivery of its Liberty-enabled proxy. The solution enables the introduction of a sign-on environment for multiple service access by end-users through a single authentication process over WAP and i-mode mobile Internet browsing.

NEC's Liberty-enabled proxy enables terminal independent single sign-on services over WAP and i-mode. Without the proxy, explained NEC, special client software for mobile terminals is usually necessary to benefit from the Liberty single sign-on service.

Traditional single sign-on adopts a centralized authentication system with one single unified database. According to the press release from NEC, acceptance of this kind of centralized system by content providers or website owners is difficult as they may not agree on a single sign-on vendor.

The Liberty single sign-on is a decentralized authentication system, which is realized through the management of individual personal data (identity) by content providers (identity data is exchanged only when approved by end-users).

"NEC's Liberty-enabled proxy is the collaborative product of Liberty's architecture and NEC's knowledge of mobile systems integration," said Ruth Braennvall, head of value added services for NEC in Europe. "This new function can be built on NEC's mobile internet platform, which facilitates the upgrading of services by telecommunication providers."

NEC said it plans to expand its value-added service business to various domestic and international carriers.

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