Mobile Communications: A Global Outlook
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 8, 2008
Mobile telecommunication industry witnessed revolutionary changes over the past decade, marked by extraordinary progress in technology, multiplying customer base, and emergence of new mobile services. These effects were the most prominent in Europe and Japan, and the USA. Global mobile communications market is set to grow rapidly encouraged by rising number of users especially in the developing countries, better and wider range of value added services, and drop in service costs. Traditional mobile communications tools include mobile phones, mobile phones with portable computers and GPS-devices.
The utility of a mobile phone has expanded from traditional voice communication to incorporate text messages, transfer multimedia content, gaming, Internet access and capture pictures and record video. Global wireless handsets market is expected to derive growth from replacement sales in all regions of the world. Worldwide, 2G GSM handset sales are increasingly being replaced by feature rich 3G/4G handsets. Legalization of VoIP, increasing penetration of wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and WiMax, broadband, 3G among others are the major growth drivers for wireless communication equipment market.
Traditional messaging has transformed into user-friendly, instantaneous and real-time wireless instant messaging. As mobile messaging evolves from text based to multimedia, operators feel the need to offer picture, text, video and voice in well-defined, value-added packages. Mobile messaging market has of late witnessed revolutionizing changes, the latest being multimedia messaging services (MMS), which is a new standard for sending and receiving multimedia content over the GSM network. Technological developments in MMS-enabled handsets are likely to enhance users messaging experience by facilitating interactive messaging services such as interactive horoscope and short animations. Availability and familiarity of camera handsets and digital photo sharing has brought in new slice of revenues for mobile operators by fueling photo-messaging market. Increasing popularity of SMS and desktop instant messaging has opened the door for Wireless Instant Messaging (WIM). WIM incorporates features such as presence, buddy list, real-time communication, larger geographic coverage, and location-based services that are neither featured in traditional mobile messaging services nor in desktop messaging.
The report titled "Mobile Communications: A Global Outlook" provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report provides the reader with a holistic picture of this very indispensable technology of modern communication. Annotated with 8 data rich tables, and accompanying charts, and graphs, the global market discussion gives the reader insights into various network technologies, mobile phone services, mobile handsets, and mobile messaging technologies. The report also recapitulates the spate of recent mergers and acquisitions, which have irreversibly changed the landscape of mobile communications. Also outlined is the technology's uptake, and status in select regional markets. Markets abstracted to provide the reader a prelude to regional dynamics include the US, Japan, Europe, Austria, and Germany, among others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 300 companies worldwide.
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