Valimo and Telenor Sweden to Collaborate for Mobile Authentication Technology

    - Valimo Provides Telenor Sweden With a Mobile ID Service

    HELSINKI, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Valimo, global market leader in mobile ID
solutions has been selected by Telenor Sweden to provide technology for their
mobile signature services in Sweden. Valimo Mobile ID enables Telenor's
customers a convenient and secure login to online services using their mobile
phone for authentication and digital signing.
    Mobile signatures can be used in any service requiring strong
authentication, identification or a legally binding signature. Need for new
authentication solutions like Mobile ID in the Nordic region is rapidly
growing as governments, public sector and financial institutions are
increasingly offering online and mobile channels to access their services.
These new services require more secure and user-friendly authentication
methods such as Valimo Mobile ID.
    Telenor Sweden is the third largest mobile operator in Sweden based on
number of subscriptions, with a market share of 18 percent and 1.9 million
mobile subscribers. Telenor Sweden will run a pre-production phase of Mobile
ID service powered by Valimo during 2009. Valimo Mobile ID enables a safe and
reliable digital authentication that replaces various password and code lists.
When using an online service requiring authentication or digital signing, the
request is sent to the user's mobile phone using secured SMS technology. The
message pops up on the phone screen, asking the user to confirm his or her
identity or approval by entering his or her personal PIN code.
    "Operators are recognising the business opportunities that mobile
authentication and signature technology enables. New services are becoming
available across Europe. It is already possible to use bank services, withdraw
money from ATMs, do online shopping and mobile payments and authenticate
safely to databases and enterprise networks with Valimo Mobile ID technology.
Now all this is technology will be available for majority of Swedish mobile
subscribers," says Juha Murtopuro, CEO, Valimo.
    Valimo Mobile ID is based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), with the
unique private key stored in a tamper-proof area of the SIM card, and used
with a four to six digit PIN code when prompted. Valimo solutions are used by
operators, banks, enterprises, public sector and other service providers
throughout the world.

    About Valimo

    Valimo turns mobile phones into digital identification cards. The new
breed of Mobile ID replaces the need for a multitude of passwords and tokens.
With Valimo technology, mobile phone users can securely authenticate
themselves and legally sign documents, just by using their mobile phone and a
simple PIN code. Based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology, Valimo
Mobile ID works in every mobile phone with a SIM card inside.
    Valimo's mobile signature solutions are global market leaders in terms of
installation base and number of active users. Valimo solutions are used by
mobile operators, banks, corporations, governments, public sector and other
service providers. For further information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Marika Pirhonen, Director, Marketing &
Communications, Valimo Wireless Oy, Tel: +358-40-559-33-97, Email

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