Companies team on ubiquitous, secure mobile/wireless system

Wednesday, 28 April 2004, 10:30 AM EST

Users of notebooks and other mobile data devices could benefit from a new chip-card-based system offering ubiquitous, secure connectivity between mobile and wireless LAN networks.

French telecommunications equipment manufacturer Alcatel SA, smart-card maker Gemplus International SA and Norwegian software vendor Birdstep Technology ASA agreed today to jointly develop a system that will allow portable device users to roam easily and securely between WLAN networks and a range of cellular networks, including those based on GSM, GPRS and WCDMA technologies.

By John Blau at Computerworld.

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