WAP services now into GPRS era

Tuesday 22 January 2002 09:33 CET | News

Nordea, a pioneer in electronic banking, has today launched its mobile services in the GPRS network in Finland.

GPRS connections (General Packet Radio Services) provide an always on banking connection that is quicker and less expensive than any earlier connection. Nordeas WAP services can be used with GPRS phones supporting the WAP security practice (WTLS, Wireless Transport Layer Security). Nordeas services are provided via the Sonera, Radiolinja, DNA and Telia GPRS networks in Finland. The services are also available from other countries depending on the operator. For non-Finnish operators, the service can be accessed only when using local operators pre-paid SIM-cards. WAP services through data telephone connections remain available, and these can now be protected and authenticated when using phones which support the system. Nordea plans to open GPRS connections in Sweden and Estonia in the near future. Initially, some 1.1 million customers subscribing to Solo in Finland will have access to Nordeas mobile Internet services. Nordea currently has over 2.7 million net banking customers in the Nordic and Baltic countries and Poland. Nordeas electronic banking services are the most widely used in the whole world. Last year, 76 million log-ons were made, up 39% from the previous year, and 88 million invoices were paid via Nordeas net bank, an increase of 41%.

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