Wireless Messaging Demystified: SMS, EMS, MMS and Others

Paperback | October 23, 2002

byDonald J. Longueuil

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Wireless Messaging * It's instant messaging anywhere you go * For cell phones, PDAs and pagers * Great for corporate and individual users alike *Less expensive than phone calls * A worldwide success story! UNDERSTAND WHY WIRELESS MESSAGING IS THE NEXT COMMUNICATIONS PHENOMENON A booming worldwide craze-;with more than 850 million messages exchanged during one month in the U.K. alone-;wireless messaging, like SMS, EMS, and MMS, is now ready to conquer the U.S. market. This guide for telecom professionalstells you what you want to know about wireless messaging without getting mired in technical details. From mobile e-commerce applications, technicaland architectural components, and the standards that have made SMS a success abroad, Wireless Messaging Demystified provides the vital details you want. You must read this book if-; * You want the hows, whys, and wherefores of i-mode's conquest of Japan and SMS's triumph around the globe * You need to know how SMS fits with IM and other emerging wireless messaging technologies * You want to discover profitable mobile e-commerceapplications from automatic meter reading to getting a soda from a vendingmachine * You desire details on development, implementation, and rollout of EMS and MMS for the general population and the enterprise * You requireanswers on privacy, and how 3G will impact wireless messaging * You can't get enough information on the newest trends transforming wireless communications The easiest way to investigate why wireless messaging is one of the biggest communications successes ever, Wireless Messaging Demystified is the only guide you need to fully understand everything about instant messaging, mobile commerce, and wireless location-based services.

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Wireless Messaging * It's instant messaging anywhere you go * For cell phones, PDAs and pagers * Great for corporate and individual users alike *Less expensive than phone calls * A worldwide success story! UNDERSTAND WHY WIRELESS MESSAGING IS THE NEXT COMMUNICATIONS PHENOMENON A booming worldwide craze-;with more than 850 million messa...

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Wireless Messaging* It’s “instant messaging” anywhere you go* For cell phones, PDAs and pagers* Great for corporate and individual users alike* Less expensive than phone calls* A worldwide success story!UNDERSTAND WHY WIRELESS MESSAGING IS THE NEXT COMMUNICATIONS PHENOMENONA booming worldwide craze—with more than 850 million messages e...

Donald Longueuil is a Wireless Analyst for the research and consulting fir, In-Stat, a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier Publications. For almost 4 years, Mr. Longueuil has been an advisor to CEOs, senior management, and investment professionals on global telecommunications issues, identifying and analyzing trends to telecom operators. Mr....
Format:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 7.2 × 0.97 inPublished:October 23, 2002Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071386297

ISBN - 13:9780071386296

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

CHAPTER 1: A INTRODUCTION TO THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY

Introduction

The Wireless Playing Field

MNVOs

The Value Proposition of Wireless Messaging

Today's Business Drivers for Wireless Messaging

The Wireless Value Chain: Who Supplies What to Whom?

Introduction to Acronyms and Industry Terms

WAP and DoCoMo

The Scene is Set

CHAPTER 2: TECHNOLOGY AND MARKET OVERVIEW

How Will These Networks Affect Messaging?

WWAN Technologies: Including CDMA2000 1xRTT, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and W-CDMA

Duel and More

Bluetooth

WLANs

WWAN, WLAN, and Bluetooth Technology Comparison

3G Driving Applications

A Nokia 3G Application Case Study

The Future of 3G

CHAPTER 3: WIRELESS MESSAGING TODAY

Some Important Attributes of Today's Wireless Messaging

Regionality: The Regional Nature of Wireless

What is Short Message Service (SMS)?

GSM versus Non-GSM SMS Architectures

Instant Messaging (IM): What Is It and Where Is It Going?

WAP: The Mobile Internet

The Bearer Channel: How the Messages Get to Phones

Circuit Switched Versus Packet Switched

Details by Market Region

The European Union's (EU's) Messaging Addiction

Mobile Device Overview

Getting Around the Text Input Problem

CHAPTER 4: APPLICATIONS OF WIRELESS MESSAGING

From Person-to-Person (P2P) Messaging to Content and Services

Following i-mode's Lead

What Happened to WAP?

Messaging in the United States

What Makes a Wireless Messaging Application?

What Are the Challenges Faced by the Various Parties Involved in Implementing Wireless Applications?

A Survey of Wireless Messaging Applications

Personal Services

Professional Services

Wireless Payment and Mobile Commerce

Opportunities for Wireless Services in Remote Purchases

The Future of Wireless Messaging Applications

CHAPTER 5: WIRELESS MESSAGING INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure Overview

Components of Wireless Messaging Solutions

The Wireless Services Stack

Physical Layer: Accessing the Network

The Critical Role of the SMSC

Connecting to the Carrier

QoS of SMS

Major SMSC Providers

Wireless Gateways

WAP: The Mobile Internet

CHAPTER 6: WIRELESS MESSAGING'S FUTURE: A LOOK DOWN THE ROAD

Wireless Messaging--Post 2G

Next-Generation Wireless Messaging Services

MMS--Dial M for Multimedia

Wireless Messaging and Location-Based Services (LBS)

Voice and Wireless Messaging

Wireless Number Portability (WNP)

GLOSSARY

INDEX