Digital signatures for mobile phones in India

Digital signature, will soon be provided through mobile phones in India. Mobile value added services provider Indian firm MobME Wireless has partnered with Netherlands-based entities Gemalto and Finland-based Valimo to provide mobile authentication services on mobile phones that would ensure safe transactions.

“With over 900 million mobile phone subscribers and 15 million broadband users, the mobile phone is the preferred platform for maximising the potential of digital signatures for a digital revolution in India,” MobMe chief executive officer Sanjay Vijayakumar said in a statement.

Digital signatures provide high security and legal validity for digital transactions.The company signed the agreements in Paris on Wednesday.Digital signatures are highly recommended and backed by the IT Act in India and thus guarantee highest levels of security and legal validity. Until now mobile governance (mGovernance) services are generally used for receiving information like exam results, agricultural alerts etc. which are basic services on SMS.

“Convenient and highly secure, we foresee mobile digital signatures revolutionising the mGovernance landscape in India,” Vijayakumar said.

“With mobile digital signatures, farmers will be able to apply for agricultural schemes or birth certificate information can be entered from Primary Health Centres through mobile phones and certificates issued instantly on the ground,” Vijayakumar said.

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