At 18:12 03/05/08 +0900, you wrote:
>Why would European operators prefer browsing instead of pulled downloads?
there are a number of different actors in the system. content providers
that would like to offer more sophisticated contents can only do this with
browsing services. Users that want these contents will have to use browsers
to get them (but they won't understand this until they see the contents).
And operators that want to offer these more sophisticated contents can only
do this with browsing services. For example, this is the strategy of KPN
and Bouygues Telecom. But they need to tap into the success of SMS and
offer the successful SMS virtual communities (e.g., the TV chat groups that
I cited in the previous example) an easy link to the i-mode services.
Clearly SMS is a short-term solution and will be replaced by the mobile
Internet just as Minitel is being replaced by the PC Internet. How this
occurs will to some extent determine the winners and losers in european
telecom field over the next few years. WAP Push appears to be an
interesting way that this might occur.
Received on Fri May 9 01:44:33 2003