The acronym WAP can refer both to Wireless Application Protocol, a technical standard that allows access to information over a mobile wireless network, and Wireless access point, a device that allows wireless devices to connect to a wired network.
As a technical standard, it was introduced in the late nineties and strongly pushed by marketers who let customers believe they could have the same performance of fixed Internet access. As customers expectations couldn’t be met, WAP lost its
commercial appeal. By now it has disappeared in Europe but continues to be used in Japan, where it competes with i-mode.
The reports listed under Research and Markets’ WAP category look back at the early days of WAP and give insights into what was perceived as one of the biggest Internet revolutions. For more information about the wireless technologies and standards used nowadays please browse the main Wireless category
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World Markets for Mobile Phone Multimedia Application Processors
This Frost & Sullivan research service titled World Market for Mobile Phone Multimedia Application Processor provides forecast and analysis of the market drivers, restraints and challenges faced by...
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On-Device Portals: Beyond WAP
The industry is witnessing the adoption of On-Device Portals (ODPs), a new generation of products which deliver content on the mobile phone through the use of a client application. This report classifies...
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Wireless Instant Messaging: Propelling SMS and Desktop IM to the Next Level
Mobile operators are wise to invest in wireless instant messaging. Operators can obtain far higher revenue per megabyte from messaging services than from generic IP services--today, operators collect...
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WAP Mobile Phone Market of China 2003
1.WAP mobile phone and wireless linkage
1.1.WAP mobile phone
1.2.The advantage of WAP
2.An analysis to the macro-environment for China's wireless Internet
2.1.Market Size of China's...
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Beyond WAP: Mobile Internet Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe
Mobile operators in much of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) face a familiar revenue challenge: with commoditisation of mobile voice, the ability to
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