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New Research and a Thesis on Mobile Business

Posted by Janne Saarikko on January 30, 2007

Dr. Ville Saarikoski of Tieke, in his doctoral thesis, studied the differences between two markets with mobile content, Japan and Europe.

The thesis is now online (huge .pdf) and is very interesting reading.

I also had an opportunity to listen to Dr. Saarikoski in person earlier this month. He claims that SMS short messaging is hindering the development of mobile messaging and other mobile content.

 He also says that mobile operators are obliged to start offering fixed pricing schemes for the account, connection, data transfer and basic content. There will be different packages for various customer segments.

Also, most of the additional content will have a monthly fee. He estimates that in a very short time, for example music will be downloadable freely to your mobile device for 8-10EUR monthly fee.

Dr. Saarikoski represents the very advanced thinking and research Finland has, also on the content side of mobile internet.

4 Responses to “New Research and a Thesis on Mobile Business”

  1. Antibush said

    Bush is forever saying that democracies do not invade other countries and start wars. Well, he did just that. He invaded Iraq, started a war, and killed people. What do you think? Is killing thousands of innocent civilians okay when you are doing a little government makeover?
    Are we safer today than we were before?
    The more people that the government puts in jails, the safer we are told to think we are. The real terrorists are wherever they are, but they aren’t living in a country with bars on the windows. We are.

  2. I think you came to wrong place with your arguments. Sorry.

  3. billydonovan said

    I just got a data plan on my mobile. I pretty much do not need my computer anymore since I do so much with my mobile phone. The neatest thing is that I can even watch naughty movies:) It is pretty neat, it’s called Mobile TV. All I do is point my phone to sexoncell.com and they have adult mobile movies in different formats like 3gp movies, symbian, pda or whatever. If you have any other cool sites, please let me know! This one, though, even has a free daily mobile movie.

  4. Wautsi! said

    Thanks for this tip! Sounds interesting. I might take a look, although it seems to be pretty huge, just like you mentioned. Oh boy, +250 pages..

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