AND... dont forget about content providers who do not have Docomo
endorsement as a "qualified" content provider. This could be 10 times that
number or 100 times that number. Docomo, as far as I know, publish the
"qualified" or "registered" content providers on the NTT DOCOMO site. There
is a criteria and standard that must be adhered to and endorsed by DOCOMO
before you are eligible to qualify. Having said that, I am not sure if there
is an independant audit of Docomo's figures for registered content providers
So at best its a GUESS how many content providers there really are....
[mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net]On Behalf Of Gerhard Fasol
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 12:42 PM
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Where/Who are the i-mode developers?
Dunn Drue wrote:
> We constanly hear astronomical figures bandied about with regard to i-mode
> subscription, but how about the developers? How many are there? Where do
> they work? Will there be more in the near future?
You are probably right that imode (and Jsky and EZweb etc) subscriber
numbers (altogether about 50 million) are astronomical compared to
WAP users in Europe and US...
There are approx. 3000 companies providing content on "official" partner
sites for imode, Jsky, EZweb. Estimating the # of individuals working in
this industry is not that easy, if you want my rough guess, lets say about
15,000-60,000 if you take 5-20 for each of the 3000 content providers.
Where to they work: all over Japan + some in Europe + some in US +
some in India etc.
Received on Sat Jun 29 10:09:43 2002