British Telecommunications PLC has become the 27th member of the Global Chipcard Alliance.

The alliance was initiated by other major telecommunications companies including US West, which provides an administrative base in Seattle. The phone companies were later joined by American Express Co., Citicorp, Gemplus Group, Microsoft Corp., Mondex USA, Schlumberger, and others.

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