US carriers set out joint mobile authentication platform plans

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon unveil next-generation mobile authentication platform details — AT&T — “This highly secure solution will deliver a cryptographically verified phone number and profile data for users of authorized applications with their consent. Authentication security is strengthened by processing unique attributes such as a network verified mobile number, IP address, SIM card attributes, phone number tenure, phone account type and more. In addition, advanced analytics and machine learning capabilities will be used to help assess risk and protect customers. Registered developers will be able to submit applications through a system using private and permissioned blockchain technology to help ensure application integrity.”




Sprint to support next generation IoT devices across its nationwide network

Sprint to support next generation IoT devices across its nationwide network — Sprint — “LTE Cat 1 is designed to support low-power applications on the Sprint network such as vehicle telematics and industrial IoT applications. LTE Cat M1 and LTE Cat NB1 are designed to support numerous other applications requiring ultra-low throughput and power consumption such as industrial sensors, asset trackers, or wearables.”


Samsung Pay launches in Puerto Rico

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay has gone live in Puerto Rico with support from Banco Popular, the country’s largest bank. The service is supported by MasterCard and Visa and is available from mobile network operators AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Claro. More





Apple builds SIM into iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 features a built-in 'Apple SIM'

Buyers of the iPad Air 2 will be the first to use a new Apple SIM that comes preinstalled in the Wi-Fi+Cellular version of the tablet and looks set to be the first implementation of a “SIM Within” patent published in November 2011. More




Sprint launches Pinsight Touch NFC platform

Sprint

US mobile network operator Sprint has introduced Pinsight Touch, “a nationwide, open platform for securely storing and accessing credentials on a mobile device” that, the carrier says, will open up “new possibilities for the transit, access and payment verticals.”... More



Google Wallet adds phones

Three NFC phones have been added to the list of Google Wallet compatible devices; the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One on Sprint and the Samsung Galaxy Note II on both Sprint and US Cellular... More



Google: Isis model “not scaleable”

Google's Robin Dua

“There are 8,500 issuers in the US and literally it will take them a lifetime to actually work through negotiations with all these issuers,” Google Wallet’s Robin Dua has told developers during an online Q&A session on its recent move to a cloud-based approach to card provisioning. More



Google Wallet 2.0: The easy way to pay with NFC?

Google Wallet

Google has unveiled a new version of its Google Wallet service that avoids the requirement for individual payment cards to be loaded onto a secure element. Instead, a prepaid MasterCard which draws funds from linked credit and debit cards is pre-loaded onto the secure element. More




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