Web Usage and Mobile Devices
Forecast growth rates for wireless e-commerce and/or m-commerce users shows huge potential. Ovum forecasts predict a growth from the present 6 million to 500 million users in 2005. EITO figures show 10 million present users rising to 175 million in 2005.
With the succcesful delivery and acceptance by the market of GPRS or 2.5 generation technology, the mobile operators are now trying to push UMTS, to accelerate the usage of data services on mobile devices. The huge investments that have been made in these technologies have to be recovered and the big telcos will do anything to get the market moving.