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Commencing today, mobile users can apply for Mobile e-Certs directly from Hutchison Telecom's Customer Services Centres(a). By having Hutchison Telecom as the Registration Authority for the issuance of these certificates, users are provided with greater convenience by saving their time and effort.
Mobile e-Certs are the brand name of the Hongkong Post's wireless digital certificates. The Mobile e-Cert was co-developed by Diversinet and Hongkong Post, utilizing Diversinet's wireless security products. The use of Mobile e-Certs ensures that certificate holders can securely conduct any wireless e-commerce service, such as e-purchase, mobile banking and stock trading. The advanced security features of Mobile e-Certs allow individuals and businesses to authenticate the identity of users, as well as to use digital signatures when conducting high-value transactions.
"We are very honored to be appointed the first Registration Authority by the Hongkong Post, which marks an important milestone in Hong Kong's mobile commerce development," said Agnes Nardi, Managing Director of Hutchison Telecom. "Being the largest mobile operator in Hong Kong with superb network quality, we took the lead in m-commerce development by launching the pioneered mobile banking service, WAP (1) (Wireless Access Point) See access point.
(2) (Wireless Application Protocol) A standard for providing cellular phones, pagers and other handheld devices with secure access to e-mail and text-based Web pages. stock trading, WAP bill payment as well as Orange e-shop. The issuance of Mobile e-Certs will be a catalyst for m-commerce adoption. With our soon-to-launch innovative Mobile e-Cert-enabled applications, we are firmly committed to providing our customers with a most secured mobile commerce environment."
"We are pleased that Hutchison shares the same vision with us in promoting the development of secure mobile commerce in Hong Kong and providing a one-stop mobile commerce service to the citizens and businesses in Hong Kong," said P.C. LUK LUK Let Us Know
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"We feel this is a great move on Hutchison's part," said Nagy Moustafa, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Diversinet Corp. "Not only is Hutchison providing mobile users with another great value-added service A value-added service (VAS) is a telecommunications industry term for non-core services or, in short, all services beyond standard voice calls and fax transmissions. by making it easier for them to obtain and use advanced security features in their m-commerce transactions, but they are also making it easier for enterprises and independent application developers. This will ultimately help fuel m-commerce in the Hong Kong region."
Hongkong Post Mobile e-Cert certificates are issued to individuals and business application servers. Mobile users can contact Hutchison Telecom directly for Mobile e-Cert subscription. Hongkong Post will continue to provide the managed security service to generate digital certificates for mobile users.
(a) Hutchison Telecom's Customer Services Centres: 1. Causeway Bay East Point CS Centre 17/F East Point Centre, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong 2. Mongkok Park-In CS Centre 12/F Park-In Commercial Centre, 56 Dundas Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
About Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Ltd
Hutchison Telecom is the leading and most innovative mobile operator in Hong Kong with the largest subscriber base. The Company is providing the best level of mobile services through first-class network quality, a range of innovative product and service initiatives, as well as the widest coverage on international roaming and international short messaging See SMS. service. With the award of a 3G license in Hong Kong in October 2001, Hutchison Telecom is firmly committed to the development of a world-class 3G network in Hong Kong, extending its 2G/2.5G technical and service excellence into the 3G era. Hutchison Telecom is actively expanding its portfolio of service offerings in mobile multimedia, high-speed data communications data communications, application of telecommunications technology to the problem of transmitting data, especially to, from, or between computers. In popular usage, it is said that data communications make it possible for one computer to "talk" with another. , m-commerce, as well as developing cutting-edge 3G services. For more information about Hutchison Telecom, please visit the Company's website at www.orangehk.com.
About Hongkong Post
To enable the development of electronic commerce in Hong Kong, Hongkong Post has created a public key infrastructure (PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) A framework for creating a secure method for exchanging information based on public key cryptography. The foundation of a PKI is the certificate authority (CA), which issues digital certificates that authenticate the identity of ) and established on 31 January 2000 the first public Certification Authority (CA) in Hong Kong.
As empowered by S34 of the Electronic Transaction Ordinance (ETO ETO
European theater of operations ), the Postmaster General is a recognised certification authority in Hong Kong. Hongkong Post issues digital certificates, namely Hongkong Post e-Certs, to individuals and businesses to authenticate the identity of the subscribers over the Internet. There are four types of e-Cert, namely Personal, Organisational, Encipherment and Server Certificates. Hongkong Post CA maintains a certificate repository and directory to allow the public to verify the validity of a particular Hongkong Post e-Cert prior to carrying out transactions. These services provide a secure and reliable environment for the conduct of electronic commerce in Hong Kong.
The Hongkong Post e-Cert may be used for commercial operations and secure electronic transactions in the fields of banking, finance, telecommunications, entertainment, education, health etc. The e-Cert also supports the Government's Electronic Service Delivery (ESD (1) (Electronic Software Distribution) Distributing new software and upgrades via the network rather than individual installations on each machine. See ESL. ) scheme, available since 9 December 2000.
About Diversinet Corp.
Diversinet is a leading developer of advanced wireless security software, enabling mobile e-commerce (m-commerce) services with its wireless security infrastructure solutions. Diversinet's client/server security software facilitates digital signatures, authentication and encryption with PKI products specifically designed to perform optimally in wireless environments and devices. Network Computing's Mobile Observer recently listed Diversinet as one of the top 50 public companies in the mobile and wireless industries. In October of 2001, Diversinet enabled the launch of the first public Certification Authority in the world to offer mobile individual and business digital certificates for consumer use. For more information on Diversinet, visit the company's web site at www.diversinet.com.
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