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Third-generation wireless technology, WiFi and WiMax are the future of mobility in business because these technologies help overcome traditional problems with connection speeds, high billing charges and enable multimedia and collaboration without eating up all available bandwidth. Neighboring Asian and European nations have enjoyed the benefits of 3G networks for quite some time while North American markets are just starting to benefit from these new capabilities.
Regardless of the wireless protocol, HSDPA, UMTS, CDMA, EVDO, 802.11x, BlueTooth, the upcoming challenges for carriers and software vendors is to identify new ways to deliver compelling applications that drive data consumption. Moving beyond downloading songs, surfing the inherent or streaming live television, a new era of vertical applications are driving in a wave of new billing opportunities that carriers are looking to capitalize on.
Handsets today not only benefit from high-speed cellular access but often include multi-mode radios that include 3G Cellular, WiFi, BlueTooth and GPS. Key applications that leverage these capabilities to improve local search, drive productivity and build collaborative community drive ARPU in a saturated stagnant market.
Vertical applications promise to radically change the wireless industry The focus will no longer be exclusively on connecting people. Wireless operators will look for ways to drive value add services that might otherwise be only offered on desktop/ laptop computers. There is huge value associated with delivering contextually relevant data, at the right time, at the right place, in the right format with the fewest possible clicks!
Behr & Associates has deep working relationships with handset manufacturers (RIM, Nokia, Motorola, Sony and HTC), carriers (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Quest, Rogers, Bell, Telus, Deutsche Telecom, Orange, Hutchinson and BT), and key independent software vendors who publish across a variety of platforms (Java, .Net, BREW, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry OS and others). Let us show you how we can accelerate your time to market and dramatically improve your success by leveraging the power of key relationships in the wireless and carrier industries.