The topic for this deliverable is to assess the future economic setup and implications of wireless services. While provision of basic wireless communication services such as voice and messaging services usually are delivered as end-to-end services by the network operator, the market for content based services may be delivered through collaboration between network operators and content providers. How can this market be expected to develop? Will the network operators act as system integrators connecting customers and content providers in a walled garden approach or will the market for wireless services be shaped like the Internet today with a large number of independent information providers offering their services directly to the customers? This deliverable will analyse economic models for delivery of ‘3G and beyond’ wireless Internet services, and assess the types of services that will drive the market and the business models to be applied. The analysis will take current market trends as point of departure with focus on vanguard markets with respect to 3G services.
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