The number of companies making profit out of i-mode related operations is
very limited, in particular among contentproviders. There are only a few
companies that have more than 50,000 subscribers.
Billing will become THE issue in 3G. It was already announced that packet
rates will decrease drastically. Also, I would expect that DoCoMo includes
some intelligent billing agent in their network that calculates what is
better: pricing per connection time or pricing per packet.
GPRS per packet rates in Holland (KPN Mobile) are about one order of
magnitude cheaper than in DoCoMo's current 2G imode!!!
Arjen van Blokland
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Received on Mon Feb 19 13:06:04 2001