I recently completed research on mobile internet in Japan and Europe. Part
of the work is based on interviews, some of which are from this list as
The report can be found at
All feedback is appreciated!
With kind regards,
This report focuses on the mobile internet in Japan and Europe. It
investigates why mobile internet has developed along different paths,
whereby different industrial configurations are regarded as crucial. The
Japanese mobile internet can be characterized by operator initiated and
controlled mobile internet services, whereas the mobile internet in Europe
is more diffused. Here we see competition between protocol based (e.g. SMS,
MMS, WAP), service based (Vodafone Live, i-mode Europe) and platform based
(Microsoft Smartphone, Symbian/Series 60) approaches. The research is based
on an extensive literature study, as well as over 25 interviews with people
working in the mobile internet industry in both Europe and Japan.
Received on Thu Jun 12 13:47:42 2003