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Sonera and Elisa Jointly Launch Valimo Mobile Signature Solution in Finland

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Valimo has announced that Finnish wireless operators Sonera and Elisa have joined forces to launch a mobile authentication and signature service based on its Mobile ID solution. The mobile authentication service will enable Sonera and Elisa subscribers to securely access internet banking, e commerce and e government applications, using their mobile phone to generate a legally binding electronic signature.

Mobiilivarmenne allows subscribers to simply enter their PIN code to generate the digital signature that secures their service access. The open and interoperable solution can be installed on any SIM card and comprises of the client software, back office servers and a number of security modules making it a one stop shop for operators and service providers.

Designed to work with any service or application that requires legally binding identity confirmation and approval, Valimo also developed the Finnish FiCom 2.0 specification that enables the inclusion of personal data in the digital signature, such as social security number, home address, gender and age, opening up a realm of new mobile services.

"This is the first time that all operators in any country have come together to launch a nation-wide service to the public,' commented Mika Repo, Business Lead, Elisa. "Mobile ID makes our subscribers' lives easier and more convenient, by using the handset as a highly secure device that is always with them to generate digital signatures."

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