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Mobile Data Communications in China

Authors Xu, Yan View this author's profile
Issue Date 2003
Source Communications of the ACM , v. 46, (12), December 2003, p. 80-85
Summary The growth of short message services (SMS), which reflect the enormous potential of the Chinese wireless data communications market, is discussed. The wireless system plays a significant role in meeting the public's demand for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint-content communications. The Chinese experience indicates that an advanced but less-than user-friendly technology like wireless application protocol (WAP) is not necessarily more commercially viable than basic but easy-to-use ones like SMS. It is found that as more subscribers sign up for mobile data communications, more content providers are likely to be motivated to supply more content.
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ISSN 0001-0782
Language English
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