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Mobile Data

February 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Digital Evangelist writes:

– at least 95% of mobile data revenues come from SMS

– interestingly, global SMS business is worth 3x the total, global music industry (including CD sales, DVDs, licensing, publishing, etc)

– yet operators think music downloads will transform their businesses!

– getting the basics right is still a valid objective – email, instant messaging, photo messaging, internet access/browsing, presence, location-sensitive search)

– not a single operator has managed to address these areas successfully yet (though cite Vodafone Spain with Real Mail as example of progress)

– Instead, most are focused on contrived nonsense – mobile TV being the best example

Tags: Telecom