Moldcell one of the operators behind awarded eGovernment center

On Tuesday afternoon the Moldovan e-Government Center received the “Best m-Government Initiative” at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for its “Mobile...

On Tuesday afternoon the Moldovan e-Government Center received the “Best m-Government Initiative” at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for its “Mobile signature” project. The mobile signature implementation in Moldova was created in collaboration between the mobile operators Moldcell and Orange.

“Mobile signature” is a virtual ID card and a key to all public services. It allows Moldovans to sign documents, reports, statements to institutions or online applications. Similarly, citizens can access electronic services both public and private. There are already six public services launched on the market which will contribute to more transparent governance. It facilitates the business environment in the country and makes life easier for ordinary people who can now receive different kind of state certificates without having to queue.

It is a prime example of strong cooperation between the government and the mobile operators. Electronic reporting to CNAM and CNAS with mobile signature application drastically simplifies for people engaged in economic activity. Paper reporting is no longer mandatory in Moldova and administrative barriers are eliminated because now reports can be transmitted through the Internet and people can perform mobile signatures via their handsets.

The mobile signature has full legal value and power. You can sign documents directly from your mobile phone whenever and wherever you are. In addition to being convenient it is safe and accessible, there is a high level of security and data integrity preventing falsification. Citizens can easily obtain the mobile signature from mobile operators. In this respect, they will take their current ID card to the mobile operator and complete an application form, the whole process taking less than 15 minutes. The regular SIM card will be replaced with a special SIM card that includes mobile signature.

Globally, Moldova is the eighth country that implemented the mobile electronic identity service - Mobile e-ID. It became a reality thanks to an exchange of experience between Moldcell and EMT, the sister company from Estonia, which successfully has used this service in elections.