"Eight leading companies providing solutions for secure wireless e-commerce announced today that they are joining Radicchio, the global initiative to unleash the potential of wireless e-commerce.
"Radicchio was launched in September 1999 with Sonera SmartTrust, Gemplus and EDS (Electronic Data Systems) as initial members, supported by Ericsson, which has subsequently joined the initiative. The new members are 724 Solutions, Certicom, Geoworks Corporation, Infineon Technologies, InterClear Service Ltd, Minick AG / Distefora, mobile solutions AG and Setec.
Promoting PKI based security
"Radicchio was created to enable a dynamic global market for secure wireless e-commerce. The initiative promotes the use of an environment based on a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), allowing secure electronic transactions to take place over wireless networks.
"Radicchio raises awareness of the opportunities presented by secure wireless e-commerce through the expansion of its membership. As a consortium of the industry's leading wireless e-commerce companies, Radicchio will persuade international regulators & government bodies to accelerate the adoption of legislation which supports secure wireless e-commerce globally.
Worldwide co-operation and leadership
"Radicchio is well on its way to becoming the industry voice and authority for PKI enabled secure wireless e-commerce. The members now include certification authorities, mobile operators, systems integrators, device manufacturers and software companies.
"Radicchio is now looking to recruit further members. A conference entitled "Wireless e-Commerce - Clearing the Road for Global Expansion", exclusively sponsored by Radicchio, will take place on 13-14 January 2000 in Olympia Conference Centre in London, England. Companies and organisations interested in membership and the conference should visit Radicchio's Website at www.radicchio.org
"For more information about Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and how it works please visit the Radicchio Website at www.radicchio.org