Mobile Industry Organisations Work Together To Secure Next Generation Handsets
OMTP and NGMN collaborate in Quest for Secure Networks
Announced at this month's 2nd NGMN Industry Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, the industry groups will collaborate to ensure the best security is put in place for devices which will become available in Next Generation Mobile Networks. Together, the two organisations, which are both made up of leading mobile operators and major manufacturers, will promote industry recommendations on mobile and network security, which in turn will enable enhanced mobile applications and provide a secure environment for developers, operators and consumers.
Tim Raby, MD OMTP said, "The NGMN is a complementary organisation to the OMTP. We have like-minded individuals, a similar membership and a mission to enhance the mobile experience for all parties involved in mobile, from developers to the end user. We hope to raise device security up the agenda, ultimately delivering a better and safer user experience."
NGMN Operating Officer, Peter Meissner commented, "The OMTP's recommendations are valuable and respected within the industry. The security recommendations are widely seen as the baseline for device security across the industry. Security within the network and device is critical for the NGMN Alliance's roadmap especially in the light of the uptake of future mobile applications such as Mobile Web 2.0, Mobile TV and more."
OMTP is a forum funded by companies from across the mobile phone value chain, set up with the aim of gathering and driving mobile terminal requirements to ensure consistent and secure implementations, thereby reducing fragmentation and simplifying the customer experience of mobile data services across mobile terminals. OMTP is backed by many of the largest mobile operators and has members from 24 hardware and software vendors across the value chain. OMTP recommendations benefit carriers, content providers, middleware vendors and handset manufacturers to develop open and compatible mobile devices. For more information, visit http://www.omtp.org.
The Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance currently consists of 52 world leading global network operators, technology vendors and universities. The network operators represent more than half of all mobile phone users worldwide and technology vendors represent more than 90 percent of implemented mobile wireless infrastructure. The key objective of the Alliance is to provide a platform for innovation for mobile broadband communications that enables an exceptional mobile user experience - cost-effective and user-friendly services and a range of end user devices like mobile phones and embedded mobile devices for laptops, consumer electronics, game consoles, etc. The NGMN White Paper summarises the vision for mobile broadband communications and includes common operator recommendations as well as requirements for the standards for the next generation of mobile broadband networks, devices and services.