The Liberty Alliance has gained wide acceptance across many industries from around the globe. This acceptance is particularly well represented in the mobile space, where Liberty is recognized as the de facto standard for identity services. This support is not surprising given the strong business case that Liberty offers to mobile providers wishing to provide Liberty-defined identity services, either to service providers and/or SIM services to other identity providers. Liberty specifications not only immediately benefit access control and data services (i.e. remote payment, geolocation) for mobile operators, but also offer an improved identity solution at the right cost, benefiting the entire mobile ecosystem. Many players in the telecommunications industry participate in the public Telecommunications Special Interest Group, chaired by Ericsson.

Many resources are available below. Additionally, these presentations from a Dec. 5, 2006 ITU-T Workshop on Digital Identity for NGN may be of interest. Included are technical, privacy, operator perspective, and trends presentations.

Additional Resources

Nokia White Papers - Nokia Web Services – Helping operators mobilize the Internet

Nokia White Paper - Nokia Web Services Framework for Devices

•  Web_Services_Nokia.pdf 1.02 MB

Turkcell White Paper - Turkcell: A GSM Operators Service Network and the Subscribers Identity

•  turkcell_sun.pdf 934.74 kB

Nokia/Sun Whitepaper: Deploying Mobile Web Services using Liberty Alliance's Identity Web Services Framework (ID-WSF) - 2004

•  Nokia_Sun_A4_2806.pdf 973.19 kB

AOL and Nokia - Web Services Demonstration video

This repository offers a wide range of business, policy and technical presentations from global conferences as well as public webcasts.

Presentations & Webcasts

The initiatives put forth in the Liberty Alliance Project have applications in real-world scenarios.

Case Studies

Perhaps the most exciting sector—in terms of far reaching new business opportunities and consumer offerings due to Liberty standards—is in the telecommunications marketplace, where many of the leading players across the globe are well engaged.


The Liberty "Mobile Business Guidelines" document can help you build the business case for the impact of Liberty in the ID Theft space.

Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Com: Raising the Service Performance Bar with Federation

•  T-Com-CaseStudy.pdf 466.63 kB


•  eBIZ_casestudyFINAL.pdf 719.46 kB

ITU-T Presentation by France Telecom on Operators' Need for Identity and Identity Standards

This research, conducted by the Telecompetition Group, looks at the opportunity and challenges facing all public network operators – companies, whether they have fixed, wireless or mixed infrastructure. Such large, capital-intensive companies have survived many societal transformations and in many ways, they have thrived. The roadmap is not quite as clear as we look forward at the next transformation-- to a world where many different players are able to delivery compelling content and services often without the burden of large investments in infrastructure. The operator becomes the pipe while others enjoy the openness and other benefits of IP-based technologies. The study analyzes identity management and its crucial role in enabling personalized services. Identity management is viewed as a crucial element in a basket of technology enablers that will be instrumental in preventing network operators from experiencing a dreaded “bit pipe” fate. Wireless operators are also at risk, right along with their fixed line counterparts. The analysis focuses on a high level global view through 2015, providing quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Presentations from Sun, Orange-FT, Telia Sonera, Ericsson, NEC, Vodafone and others make the case for the role of identity in the telecommunications space and the opportunities for those leading the way.

Mobile Deployment Workshop 3GSM 2007

These potential pitfalls for the industry were also highlighted at [3GSM] in conversation with the Liberty Alliance, who’d just released a freely available report authored by the Telecompetition Group entitled’ Digital Identity Management – a critical link to service success’.

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While traditional paper-based identity and digital identity share the same fundamentals and aim towards similar goals, they nevertheless have some significant differences. This paper provides a high level introduction to the fundamentals of Identity – its technical constituents, its requirements, and its risks. It closes with an explanation of how Project Liberty provides solutions to many of the issues raised by next generation digital identities.

This presentation details T-Onlines success with federation, beginning with single login and single signon and expanding quickly to new authentication methods and new service applications. Challenges encountered and the roadmap ahead are also reviewed.

This presentation reviews Orange's Personal API, noting 7 of 10 in France already have an Orange Identity, which offers enhanced user capabilitieis as well as tremendous partner capabilities for ease of use and business options. Detailed use cases and flow diagrams are included, as well as reference to the SAML script utilized

Webcast: IDDY Award Winner Case Study: eBIZ.mobility’s OneTouch Online Purchasing - an overview of their case study

BT's federated deployment supports 36M+ transactions per day, 150,000 employees and partners, and 8M online customers, with a 20M customer potential. This case study presentation explores the business drivers BT experienced and the positive results they are achieving, with an eye toward more federation projects in the future.

Deutsche Telekom Lowers Implementation Barriers forOnline IP Based Services

•  Deutsche FINAL9.08.pdf 621.00 kB