Global - Mobile data - SMS Applications (Archived)


Despite the recent rapid growth in SMS, it is forecast that this will not continue in its present form because of its limited client base and range of applications. Most commentators have predicted that advanced forms of messaging will take over from SMS, especially MMS (discussed in another report). This report discusses some of these messaging applications, including iMode, SMS Bill reminder and Payment Service and permission-based SMS. It also discusses the dual slot technologies that will be necessary to develop these applications.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. i-Mode
  • 3. SMS bill reminder and payment service
  • 4. Permission-based SMS
    • 4.1 Mobileway
  • 5. SMS TV
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Challenges ahead
    • 5.3 The Future of SMS/TV
      • 5.3.1 Risk: high costs
      • 5.3.2 New driver behind iTV
  • 6. Mobile Multimedia Messaging (MMS)
    • 6.1 Introduction
  • 7. Technology
    • 7.1 Subscriber Identity Model (SIM) kits
    • 7.2 Dual slot applications
      • 7.2.1 Proprietary based services
      • 7.2.2 Open systems
      • 7.2.3 Lack of user-friendly technologies
      • 7.2.4 New business models are needed
      • 7.2.5 The Funge Smartcard (defunct)

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Number of pages 7

Status Archived

Last updated 19 Mar 2004
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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