AIS releases GSMA Open APIs to combat fraud

AIS releases GSMA Open APIs to combat fraud

Thai telco AIS has released its first batch of Open APIs for app developers, solution providers, and businesses via the GSMA Open Gateway Initiative, mainly aimed at fraud prevention.

The AIS Open API comprises 11 sets of APIs for user authentication validation based on CAMARA Open API standards and certified by GSMA. These include silent network authentication APIs for verifying users' phone numbers and checking users' SIM card swaps using trusted information from network service providers' systems. 

Phupa Akavipat, acting chief enterprise business officer at AIS, said the APIs will help verify users' identities for various applications and prevent cyber fraud, which is becoming increasingly prevalent.

“Prioritizing the security of digital service users will positively impact the overall economy,” he said.

AIS also said it is already working with one of its partner customers, IPification, to leverage AIS Open API.

IPification is a solution provider that verifies identities using IP Address technology and phone numbers to prevent digital system fraud on a global scale, and counts financial industry and OTT giants like Alibaba among its customers. IPification will use the Number Verify API for user identity verification to boost mobile transaction security without using traditional OTPs.

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