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The Imt-2000 Business Model Research Project - Future of Japan's Mobile Internet Under Imt-2000

  • ID: 2351
  • January 2002
  • Region: Asia, Japan
  • 100 Pages
  • Mobile Media Japan
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Japan's Mobile Internet Paves the Way for 3G Services The emergence of nearly 50 million users of web-enabled cell phones in Japan over the past two years has demonstrated the power of mobile Internet as a new driver of IT and consumer markets. This dynamic mobile Internet is now entering a new phase with the deployment in Japan of Imt-2000, which offers high-speed transmission ranging from 384kpbs to 2Mps, and broadened integration with a variety of other devices and media channels. Since early 2000, industry leaders in Japan have mapped and analyzed the future directions of new 3G business models in an exclusive research group hosted by Japan's former Government Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and composed of representatives from the top wireless operators (NTT DoCoMo, Kddi, and J-Phone), content and application developers, device makers, and the Mobile Content Forum (MCF). Now MCF has compiled and edited their major findings and made them available in a new 100-page, English-language report featuring over 25 tables, titled TheFuture of Japan'S Mobile Internet Under Imt-2000. Value of the Report This report should be read by professionals inside and outside of the telecommunications sectors who want to: - understand the direction of Next-Generation mobile Internet services in the world's leading wireless data market - indentify opportunities and challenges created by Imt-2000 - learn how key industry players and regulators in Japan view 3G - acquire authoritative background on business models, specifications and platforms for 3G wireless data in Japan

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Future of Japan's Mobile Internet under IMT-2000: Business Models and an Open Environment
Part One: The Need to Focus on IMT-2000

1.1 Opening New Territories via IMT-2000

a. Growth Scenario for IMT-2000

b. Balancing Future Promise with Cool Views of the Present

c. Tendency Toward Broadband Convergence

Part Two: Current Status And Future Outlook of Mobile Internet Business in Japan

2.1 Strengths of IMT-2000 and Timing of Service Launch in Japan

a. Approved Domestic Operators for IMT-2000 and Rollout Schedule

b. Related Technologies Supporting the Business Model

2.2 Trends in IMT-2000 Business Models

a. Current Status of Mobile Commerce and Future Development

b. The IMT-2000 Business Model

c. Full-Scale Takeoff of the Content Distribution Business

d. Current Status of Portal Sites

e. Picturing the Business Model

f. Remaining Hurdles

2.3 Marketing Activities under IMT-2000

a. Developing Marketing Activities under the IMT-2000 System

b. Location-based Marketing

c. Personal Marketing Using User-Attribute Information

d. Developing Mobile Internet-oriented Advertising Business

2. 4 Combining IMT-2000 with digital broadcasting and intelligent home appliances

a. Digital Broadcasting and Intelligent Home Appliances

b. How Japan will use IMT-2000 and Bluetooth to Link Different Industries

c. Expansion of Business and Enterprise Applications

d. Use of B2B and M2M

e. Challenges to Adoption of IMT-2000 in Public Sectors

f. Bridging the Digital Divide via IMT-2000

Part Three: Transition to an Open System

3.1 Standardization and Specifications: Supporting Technologies and Impact on Content

a. Status of Specifications used in Japan's Content Production

b. Content Description Language

c. Different Content Description Languages and Image Formats of the Carriers

d. Mobile Java Formats of Respective Carriers

e. Security Specifications

f. Challenges and Government Intervention

3. 2 Openness to ISP and Portal Sites

a. Assuring Openness to Other Portal Sites

b. Establishing Rules on Information Handling and Developing Business Models

c. Providing for User IDs

d. Collection of Marketing Information

e. Establishing an Environment Open to Many Players

f. Evolution of Mobile Handsets into "Personal Terminals"

g. UIM Lock and Sales System for Mobile Terminals

h. Telecommunication Carriers' Entry into Content Businesses and Other Areas

i. Entry by Other Operators into the Platform Business

3.3 The Road Ahead: Shifting toward a Strategy of "Openness"

a. Internet Service Providers in Japan and the Wireless Internet

b. Present State of Openness

c. Clarifying and Unbundling Internet Connection Fees

d. Structure of the Gateway

e. Schedule for Moving towards Openness

f. Issues Raised by Connecting ISPs and Other Enterprises

g. IMT-2000 Summary

Index of Charts and Tables

Figure 1-1 Spread of the Mobile Internet

Figure 1-2 Strengths of IMT-2000 as a Telecommunication Service

Figure 1-3 Wireless Systems for Next-Generation Mobile Communications

Figure 1-4 Scheduled Timing for Implemention of IMT-2000 in Japan

Figure 2-1 Size of Mobile Commerce Markets

Figure 2-2 Example of EC Sites for Mobile Internet in Japan

Figure 2-3 Picture of Financial Services under IMT-2000

Figure 2-4 Trends in i-mode "Official" and "Unofficial" Content Sites

Figure 2-5 Business Model for Music Transmission under IMT-2000

Figure 2-6 Business Model for Game Transmission under IMT-2000

Figure 2-7 Collaboration between IMT-2000 and other Media/Networks

Figure 2-8 Expected B2E business model under the IMT-2000 system

Figure 2-9 Expected M2M business model under the IMT-2000 system

Figure 2-10 Mobile terminals Currently Deployed in Public and Education Sectors

Figure 2-11 IMT-2000 Business Models in in Public and Education Sectors

Figure 3-1 IMT-2000-leveraged Marketing Methods

Figure 3-2 Projected Growth of Mobile Internet Advertisement Expenditure

Figure 4-1 Difference in Content Description Language between Telecommunications carriers

Figure 4-2 Difference in Still Image Format between Telecommunications carriers

Figure 4-3 Difference in Mobile Java between Telecommunications carriers

Figure 5-1 Various Services Evolving on Mobile Internet

Figure 5-2 The Network Structure of Mobile Internet

Figure 5-3 Unbundling of Internet Connection Fees

Figure 5-4 Image of Connection to Access Circuit in IMT-2000

Figure 5.5 Working Plan for the Evaluation System

Figure 5.6 Content Fee Collection on Mobile Internet

Figure 6.1 Entry of Communication Carriers into Content Services

Figure 6.2 Change in Business Structures with Introduction of MVNO

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