MOBILE SERVICES EVOLUTION June, 20083
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Over the last 10 years, the progress made in the global mobile industry has been truly stunning.Mobile device ownership has gone from being a luxury item to necessity as the feverish rate of adoption has spread mobile technologies into every corner of the world. As we look into thenext 10 years, it is certain that the mobile phone will be used for much more than just voicecommunications. There is an opportunity for private institutions and public enterprises to builda vision of cohesive mobile services platform that enables and engages the masses to bothfundamentally enhance the quality of their daily existence as well as lead to new opportunitiesglobally. This paper takes a look at the potential evolution of mobile technology and servicesover the course of the next 10 years and discusses an M-Services framework for building anddeploying diverse mobile services. The paper also looks into the challenges of such an endeavorand steps that will be needed to achieve the vision.