Chapter 11. mBusiness

  1. Mark Norris1 and
  2. Steve West2

Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841508.ch11

eBusiness Essentials: Technology and Network Requirements for Mobile and Online Markets, Second Edition

eBusiness Essentials: Technology and Network Requirements for Mobile and Online Markets, Second Edition

How to Cite

Norris, M. and West, S. (2001) mBusiness, in eBusiness Essentials: Technology and Network Requirements for Mobile and Online Markets, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470841508.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Norwest Communications, UK

  2. 2

    BT, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

Book Series:

  1. Wiley–BT Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471521839

Online ISBN: 9780470841501

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Keywords:

  • Mobile Data Standards;
  • UMTS;
  • INT2000;
  • Third Generation;
  • GSM network;
  • Infra red Data Association;
  • High Speed Circuit Switched Data;
  • General Packet Radio Services;
  • ISDN

Summary

This chapter explains the elements that make mobile business viable. We start by explaining how the established GSM network has added a packet data capability, GPRS, that allows mobile devices to communicate easily with the Internet. Following this, the presentation standard that ensures effective transfer of information, WAP, is illustrated.

Having established the technical basis for mobile business, the rest of the chapter looks at the ways in which the market is likely to develop and the strategies that the key players are likely to follow.