Saturday, July 8, 2006

Book Highlight: The i-mode Wireless Ecosystem

The i-mode Wireless Ecosystem
by Takeshi Natsuno "February 22, 2002:

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Book Description
i-mode is the packet-based service for mobile phones offered by Japan's leader in wireless technology, NTT DoCoMo. Unlike most of the key players in the wireless arena, i-mode eschews the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and uses a simplified version of HTML, Compact Wireless Markup Language (CWML) instead of WAP's Wireless Markup Language (WML).

Ever since its introduction in February 1999 i-mode has been the most successful mobile internet technology of the World. i.e. the quickness by which the technology has spread over Japan.  In Japan, the number of i-mode users is close to a sensational 13 million. This means that 100f Japan's total population are using i- mode after not even 2 years of its existence.

As a progression from his first book i-mode Strategy the author describes how i-mode has evolved. He focuses on the i-mode ecosystem (the metaphor he uses to describe such a self developing business) from concept to reality, the effect of i-mode, the evolution of Cell phones, partnerships with real businesses, such as the collaboration with Coca Cola in Japan, the struggle for dominance in the net business and the globalisation of the i-mode business arena from a Japanese only ecosystem to the global arena.

The author is the most highly respected expert in this field. The i-mode Wireless Ecosystem is a must for everyone wanting to know more about NTT DoCoMo and how it has sustained its business model.

  • Discusses the globalisation of i-mode featuring the key points such as origin, development, international expansion and the role of partners etc.
  • Through using his own company's strategy and experience the author explains the value of creating a business 'ecosystem' and the benefits of co-operation between various mobile operators
  • Highlights the reasons for i-mode's success in Japan and extrapolates these to future directions
A valuable addition to the bookshelf of all Mobile operators, especially those directly involved with Marketing, Product Development, and 3G; Content providers working within Product Development, Business Development, Marketing, and Mobile Services; and consultants, bankers and media professionals keen to gain an insight into this dynamic field.

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Why has i-mode grown so big, so fast? is a question Takeshi Natsuno is repeatedly asked. In just four years since its launch, i-mode has become the world's largest wireless Internet service and continues to evolve with more and more applications constantly bridging the gap between the cyber and real worlds. In this volume, Takeshi Natsuno answers the question by explaining that the driver behind i-mode's growth is it vigorous ecosystem. The i-mode ecosystem brings together skills, creativity and resources from a vast range of fields and industries from content creation to phone manufacturing and service provision. New and attractive services are constantly being developed making subscribers' lives more convenient and enjoyable. Following on from his earlier book, i-mode Strategy, Takeshi Natsunodiscusses the type of markets i-mode has created and NTTDoCoMo¿s vision for its future development as i-mode expands overseas. --This text refers to the Digital edition.

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