WiMax was, apparently, a mobile broadband technology in search of a public key infrastructure (PKI). Well, now it has one: Verisign has just announced it got the deal from the WiMax Forum after "an extensive selection process".
This means Verisign is "the only independent PKI provider authorised to deliver services to both WiMax service providers and device manufacturers", the company said in a statement.
Matt Wangler, the WiMax Forum's director of operations, said in the statement that "seamless security that is transparent to the end user is... crucial for widespread adoption".
Verisign's vice president of enterprise and government authentication, Adam Geller, promised WiMax service provider and device manufacturers that Verisign has "the experience and perspective to provide vendor-agnostic services to all participants in the WiMax community." So there you go. Full steam ahead. But... will mobile WiMax ever get to the UK?