Chapter 9. Content and Services

Since the dawn of modern communications, consumer adoption and usage growth has been predicated on unique content, services, and applications. These services began with the first telephony networks, and have evolved to include video services such as broadcast television and video-on-demand, as well as data communications such as Internet browsing, instant messaging, and Voice over IP.

So, too, have wireless communications evolved from a voice-centric architecture and service offering to one in which users have access to browsing services (based on Wireless Application Protocol [WAP] or Hypertext Transfer Protocol [HTTP]), video (both live streaming video and video communications), and transactional services, all ...

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