VeriSign Committed to Making Wireless Internet a RealityLast week, the South China Morning Post reported that VeriSign has plans for new payment and authentication engines for wireless devices this year.
With Japan’s NTT DoCoMo expecting a large volume of business-to-consumer Internet transactions over its soon to be launched 3G network, VeriSign has agreed to supply new trust engines to be embedded in wireless communication devices of DoCoMo’s i-mode 3G services.
Stratton Sclavos, president and CEO of VeriSign told the Chinese newspaper that
VeriSign has completed work with Gemplus, the smart-card maker, to integrate its Internet payment and authentication services on the 3G-enabled subscriber identity modules Gemplus offers for mobile phones.
The company is creating digital credentials for wireless devices and working with application providers to ensure privacy through encryption. "We’re building a set of scalable back-end services to issue potentially billions of digital signatures to users of cell phones and wireless Internet devices," Mr. Sclavos was quoted as saying in a "Special Report" issued by the company. "By the second half of 2001, you’ll see a whole set of mainstream wireless Internet solutions," he added.
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Mobileinfo Comments and Advisory: This is a good development. VeriSign is a major player in secure payment systems.
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