Authentication suite providers Nok Nok Labs have revealed plans to launch a “Jumpstart” program linked to GSMA initiative called Mobile Connect.This program is designed for MNOs that utilize Mobile Connect with their strategy and offerings that address customer identity, authentication and biometrics enablement, the firm said in a statement.”The program will help Mobile Network Operators deliver a biometric-enabled, FIDO Certified customer authentication experience via Mobile Connect that increases revenue and loyalty with their customers”.The MNO industry, under the auspices of the GSMA and in cooperation with Nok Nok Labs and the FIDO Alliance, has developed an architecture for easy integration of biometric and other emerging authenticators.Nok Nok Labs says the NNL JumpStart Program for Mobile Connect allows MNOs to rapidly build an identity strategy that better engages customers either directly, via simplifying access to an MNO's own services, or indirectly, by providing solutions to third-party service providers via Mobile Connect, with greater convenience and improved security.”We're excited to announce our new Jumpstart Program at this year's GSMA Mobile World Congress 2016, where the world's leading MNOs assemble,” said Rajiv Dholakia, VP Products at Nok Nok Labs. “This program formalizes activities that Nok Nok Labs has undertaken over the past years and incorporates lessons learned from leading MNOs around the world. Over the last year, we've seen notable Internet scale deployments of our products from industry leaders, including NTT DOCOMO. Through our Nok Nok Labs S3 Authentication Suite, we deliver omnichannel authentication that enables MNOs to deliver an identity and authentication strategy that better engages their customers with an improved user experience that combines convenience and security.”