Singapore’s operators team on Mobile Connect

first_imgHomeAsiaNews Singapore’s operators team on Mobile Connect Author Singtel rethinks strategy after profit plummets Singtel lights SA 5G network Related Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more To drive rollout and adoption of a universal, secure mobile-based authentication standard, Singapore’s three mobile operators – M1, Singtel and StarHub – are jointly developing a platform aimed at enabling easy integration with online service providers through a common Mobile Connect API.The three companies expect to announce the first wave of supported online services in the second half of next year.The GSMA’s Mobile Connect authentication standard is designed to enable fast, simple and secure access to a variety of online services from smartphones.According to the GSMA, 87 per cent of consumers leave a website when asked to register. Additionally, they also face difficulties remembering their growing list of usernames and passwords, with 40 per cent using the “forget password” feature each month.Through interactive prompts, customers will be able to confirm their identity using their mobile number, combined with a unique personal code for online transactions that require greater levels of security. No information is made available to online service providers without users’ permission.Accepting Mobile Connect logins will benefit online service providers by offering simpler sign-ups, reducing customer frustration and abandoned transactions due to authentication issues, and increasing the likelihood of repeat business, GSMA said in a statement.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 29 NOV 2016 Singtel warns of loss on impairment charges Previous ArticleVodafone, Ingenico and Oberthur form payments allianceNext ArticleSamsung reviews operating structure, mulls foreign IPO Asia Tags M1Mobile ConnectSingaporeSingTelStarHublast_img read more

Ride the Haute Route with Fish, and his Bombtrack

first_imgThe Haute Route team is all about giving amateur riders the professional experience that comes with the door to door support of their race caravan. And that’s probably a good thing since each running of the Haute Route, whether in the Colorado Rockies, French Alps, Italian Dolomites, Swiss Alps, or the Pyrenees, is likely to rack up over 20,000m of climbing over the course of 7 riding stages. You literally won’t have much left in your brain or legs for having to deal with logistics. It is name the High Road after all, what would it be without a little oxygen deprivation.The organizers tout their 7 timed and ranked stages as having a more professional-level than anything else you’ll find in the amateur sphere. That includes rolling road security, mechanical support, on-site medical teams, film crews, and of course, massages. No matter if you are trying to survive each day until the finish, or fighting for position on the leaderboard, there’s something for anyone up to the challenge tackling some of the highest, steepest, most-hallowed mountain climbs in cycling. Over the last few months we’ve been seeing more about the Haute Routes trickle across our desk, and as nice road riding weather has taken hold in the northern hemisphere we’ve started looking to more and longer adventures. The Haute Route has built itself a unique position in the cyclo sportif & gran fondo calendar as the first global series of multi-day amateur races. Starting back in 2011 crossing the Alps from Nice to Geneva, the riding has now expanded to six events in 2017 in Europe & the US, offering a multi-day, ride-like-a-pro experience through some of the toughest mountain roads in the world.Just this week it was Stefan “Fish” Vis who got us thinking about the week-long trek across the high mountains. Dutchman Fish is more of a flat land fixed gear crit rider from the Amsterdam, but as a project with his sponsor Selle San Marco & team Bombtrack he pushed himself up and over the Alps last year to test their newest steel disc brake road bike. And the film team from OSM followed him to give us a nice insight into the race and the spectacular scenery along the way. While the pro peloton is off climbing through the Dolomites at the Giro d’Italia, we’ve started thinking about doing our own giro in the mountains. And the first edition of the year out of Boulder, CO is just over a month away. Time to squeeze in some last minute training… This year the series kicks off in the US at the 1st edition of the Haute Route Rockies starting in Boulder on June 24 and making its way to Colorado Springs by the end of the week. The next stop is the 5th running in the Pyrenees from August 13-19, then to the 7th edition of the original Haute Route Alps from Nice to Geneva August 21-27. Then three more crossing of the Alps with the another new event in the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez for a shorter three days July 12-14, the seven stage Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps out of Innsbruck from September 2-8, and another short option in another new event for 2017 – the Haute Route Ventoux from October 6-8.Registration is open for each of the premium level events (read: they aren’t cheap for that full all-inclusive deal, but vary event to event). Or as Fish put it, “it’s not the cheapest ride ever, but it’s pretty much worth it.”HauteRoute.orglast_img read more

Energy company powers into Swindon’s Lydiard Fields park

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