NBI's Canadian Mobile Data and Internet Services
Market Report, 2000 Edition is the second in the current series
dealing with mobile wireless communications services and a companion to
NBI's Canadian Cellular/PCS Market Report published earlier this
This report examines the wireless data market in
Canada, its evolution toward the wireless Internet, the services
currently offered and the probable future direction and fit with other
wireless services. Of particular importance is the role played by
two-way messaging devices and PCS handsets in popularizing the increased
mobility of Internet access. This phenomenon is examined through a
detailed description and discussion of the devices, services and
technologies that have made this possible. As well, NBI explores a few
of the newest applications that are now being suggested and questions
the extent to which they will change our lives.
The first section comprises a ten-page overview and
offers the reader a quick study on all the relevant issues. The next
three sections examine in more detail the various types of mobile data
applications and networks along with their relative market positioning.
Section five re-introduces Narrowband PCS under its current name of
two-way messaging and describes the devices and services currently
available. Section six provides a brief overview of the legacy data
networks while section seven offers a comprehensive discussion on the
device manufacturers that are mentioned almost daily in the financial
and industry media. Finally, sections eight, nine and ten offer the
reader NBI's view of the future of the wireless mobile Internet. Four
exhibits showing pager shipments, average price, subscriber growth and
pager type availability, buttress the text.
Having grown out of Part II of previous editions of NBI's Canadian
Mobile Wireless Communications Market Reports, this 75-page
publication is unique in its detailed treatment of one of the most
exciting segments of the Canadian telecommunications market.