SUNDAY Partners With Hongkong Post and Diversinet to Promote Secure M-Commerce
SUNDAY Helping to Fuel Secure Mobile Commerce in Hong Kong
ITU Telecom Asia 2002 – Hong Kong SAR, China / Toronto, CANADA – December 4, 2002 – SUNDAY Communications Ltd. (SEHK: 0866; NASDAQ: SDAY), a wireless communications company headquartered in Hong Kong, today announced that it is working with the Hongkong Post and Diversinet Corp. (NASDAQ SmallCap: DVNTC) on multiple opportunities to help fuel secure m-commerce in Hong Kong.
SUNDAY is committed to eliminating security fears and improving the popularity of mobile commerce. SUNDAY has already begun working on Mobile e-Cert enabled wireless applications and is acting as a certified Registration Authority (RA) for the registration of Hongkong Post Mobile e-Cert digital certificates to mobile users.
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 using Diversinet’s wireless security products. Mobile e-Certs ensure that certificate holders can securely conduct any wireless e-commerce service. The advanced security features of Mobile e-Certs allow individuals and businesses to authenticate the identity of users, sign and encrypt transactions, and use digital signatures to conduct high-value transactions.
“Through our partnership with Hongkong Post and Diversinet we can offer a wider range of value-added products to our mobile subscribers,” said Bruce Hicks, Group Managing Director of SUNDAY Communications Ltd. “SUNDAY is pleased to work with Hongkong Post and Diversinet in promoting secure m-commerce in Hong Kong.” SUNDAY, one of the key players in the Hong Kong wireless market, provides mobile phone service to approximately 600,000 subscribers in Hong Kong.
“We are extremely pleased that SUNDAY is showing its commitment to Hongkong Post’s Mobile e-Cert and the development of secure m-commerce in Hong Kong,” said Nagy Moustafa, President and CEO of Diversinet Corp. “SUNDAY is truly a pioneer the m-commerce industry offering their customers the convenience of one-stop-shopping for secure mobile online services.”
A demonstration on the Hongkong Post Mobile e-Cert can be seen at the ITU Telecom Asia 2002 conference in booth number 1027.004G at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 2 to 7 December 2002.
SUNDAY is an innovative developer and provider of wireless communications and data services in Hong Kong. SUNDAY began commercial operations in 1997. The company’s core strategy is to capitalise on the convergence of wireless communications and data technologies to develop innovative services and solutions. Today, SUNDAY enhances people’s lives by delivering targeted wireless data applications and services to meet their specific lifestyle needs. Owning a 3G mobile license, SUNDAY is well positioned to further develop a more advanced range of 3G wireless services to further enhance people’s lives by providing innovative, relevant and value-driven services. For more information, please visit www.sunday.com.
About Diversinet Corp.
Diversinet is a leading software developer of advanced security infrastructure solutions for both wired and wireless terminals such as personal computers, mobile phones, PDAs and smartcards. Diversinet’s client/server security software facilitates digital signatures, authentication and encryption with products specifically designed to perform optimally in wireless environments and resource-constrained devices. 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 www.diversinet.com.