>Thanks for your comments - I guess the points I think are important are
>the networks in overseas have not yet seen the stress that DoCoMo has,
>although any one of them the would probably like to see how it feels to
>carry (or just bill) ten million mobile data subscribers each month.
I'm sure they are dreaming of it now.
>Also, I do not think that crashes of DoCoMo's servers at home bear at all
>whether i-mode would succeed overseas or not. Correct me if I am wrong,
>server capacity is not the defining feature of i-mode - I think of i-mode
>the business model that incentivizes and rewards content providers...
This is exactly the point that seems to be missed so often. I-mode is a
business model that happens to utilize CHTML.
>I actually do not know what overseas carriers are waiting for. They do not
>need NTT to announce the arrival of i-mode. They can try introducing chtml
>browsers and using the "content-alliance" and billing business model NTT
>uses. If their networks can handle packet data, and deliver service that
>delivers content quickly and reliably, they can call that service anything
>they want and start doing business, because people will pay for it.
Europe is perched on the edge of packet networks; we may then see an
explosion of I-mode type services. There is nothing stopping operators using
the same billing models and 'content-alliances' as NTT - other then shear
greed. Most European operators have tried to keep control (and the revenue
streams) with WAP; the I-mode model would require a massive paradigm shift.
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