The Wireless Lan Smart Card Consortium has released a complete set of specifications allowing wireless operators to extend Sim technology for Wi-Fi hotspot authentication.
The specification features an EAP-SIM Handler that allows users to connect securely to Wi-Fi hotspots without fear of identity theft, and allows operators to offer a broader range of wireless Lan services to trusted smartcard users.
A WLan-SIM means that users carry a USB key containing a Sim card instead of having to remember complex log-on procedures.
"This set of specifications allows Wi-Fi hotspot operators to apply Sim technology for wireless Lan authentication to leverage existing roaming, security, billing and back-office infrastructure," said Bill Carney, director of business development, wireless networking, at Texas Instruments.
Consortium members include ActivCard, Alcatel, Axalto, Gemplus, Sagem, Texas Instruments and Visa International.
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