Portals Key to the Real Wireless Internet and Intranet, According to New Allied Business Intelligence Study

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Allied Business Intelligence Inc

    OYSTER BAY, N.Y., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Wireless portals will be a large
 factor in 3G's success, according to a new study from Allied Business
 Intelligence (ABI). These gateways will provide information coming from the
 Internet and corporate intranets, further contributing to the complete
 execution of transactions including commerce, and eliminating the need for
 third-parties and access to fixed points of presence. Through wireless
 portals, the wireless device truly becomes the end point of a client/server
 architecture.
     As compatible systems, technologies and new standards develop, a plethora
 of new applications addressing the consumer and enterprise space will emerge.
 In the consumer space, wireless portals will fulfill the major need of
 mobility and Internet/intranet connectivity. From the business perspective,
 portals can be used by employees, business associates and customers to
 contribute overall efficiencies, effectiveness and reductions in operating
 costs.
     "Today, voice and data interfaces for wireless portals compete with each
 other. However, after the deployment of the third generation cellular systems,
 one will complement the other since voice and data will be able to run
 concurrently in most systems, allowing a multi-modal solution," said ABI
 analyst Anna Karampahtsis, author of the report. "Multi-modal will allow the
 user to use the best format for the situation -- keeping the user in tune with
 the legal and social environment."
     Wireless subscribers growth, Internet penetration, proliferation of
 wireless devices and Internet connectivity, ecommerce expansion, web
 information, available content and changes in lifestyles will all drive the
 growth of the industry. According to the findings in Wireless Portals: the
 Information Gateway to the Wireless User, by the end of 2006 there will be
 close to 1 billion wireless portal users worldwide. The bulk of these users
 will be wireless voice users, WAP users, 2.5G and 3G subscribers, and other
 wireless device users such as those using PDAs. Multi-modal users worldwide
 will stand close to 282 million in 2006.
     The report provides the solid fundamentals of the current status of the
 industry. Generic needs, trends, adoption rates, technology advantages, target
 industries, major participants and their business/revenue models, and
 forecasts for the worldwide markets are detailed. Mcommerce, the implications
 of the wireless advertising, location-based services, VoIP, as well as present
 and future wireless device power needs are covered.
     Allied Business Intelligence Inc is an Oyster Bay, NY-based technology
 research think tank publishing strategic research on the broadband, wireless,
 electronics, networking and energy industries. Details can be found at
 http://www.alliedworld.com or by calling 516-624-3113.
 
 

SOURCE Allied Business Intelligence Inc
    OYSTER BAY, N.Y., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Wireless portals will be a large
 factor in 3G's success, according to a new study from Allied Business
 Intelligence (ABI). These gateways will provide information coming from the
 Internet and corporate intranets, further contributing to the complete
 execution of transactions including commerce, and eliminating the need for
 third-parties and access to fixed points of presence. Through wireless
 portals, the wireless device truly becomes the end point of a client/server
 architecture.
     As compatible systems, technologies and new standards develop, a plethora
 of new applications addressing the consumer and enterprise space will emerge.
 In the consumer space, wireless portals will fulfill the major need of
 mobility and Internet/intranet connectivity. From the business perspective,
 portals can be used by employees, business associates and customers to
 contribute overall efficiencies, effectiveness and reductions in operating
 costs.
     "Today, voice and data interfaces for wireless portals compete with each
 other. However, after the deployment of the third generation cellular systems,
 one will complement the other since voice and data will be able to run
 concurrently in most systems, allowing a multi-modal solution," said ABI
 analyst Anna Karampahtsis, author of the report. "Multi-modal will allow the
 user to use the best format for the situation -- keeping the user in tune with
 the legal and social environment."
     Wireless subscribers growth, Internet penetration, proliferation of
 wireless devices and Internet connectivity, ecommerce expansion, web
 information, available content and changes in lifestyles will all drive the
 growth of the industry. According to the findings in Wireless Portals: the
 Information Gateway to the Wireless User, by the end of 2006 there will be
 close to 1 billion wireless portal users worldwide. The bulk of these users
 will be wireless voice users, WAP users, 2.5G and 3G subscribers, and other
 wireless device users such as those using PDAs. Multi-modal users worldwide
 will stand close to 282 million in 2006.
     The report provides the solid fundamentals of the current status of the
 industry. Generic needs, trends, adoption rates, technology advantages, target
 industries, major participants and their business/revenue models, and
 forecasts for the worldwide markets are detailed. Mcommerce, the implications
 of the wireless advertising, location-based services, VoIP, as well as present
 and future wireless device power needs are covered.
     Allied Business Intelligence Inc is an Oyster Bay, NY-based technology
 research think tank publishing strategic research on the broadband, wireless,
 electronics, networking and energy industries. Details can be found at
 http://www.alliedworld.com or by calling 516-624-3113.
 
 SOURCE  Allied Business Intelligence Inc