Wireless Internet services

Demographics and other types of technology can impact adoption of wireless data and Internet services specific to each country. The FCC has allocated for commercial wireless services 50 megahertz (MHz) of additional spectrum transferred from Government to non-Government use. The speech recognition industry will be a key component to accessing both wireless and wireline-based Internet applications.

Cahners In-Stat Group (Scottsdale, AZ; www.instat.com) found that as a result of the increase in market demand for wireless data and Internet services, demographics and other types of technology (including wireline Internet services) can impact adoption of wireless data and Internet services specific to each country. The FCC (Washington, D.C.; www.fcc.gov) has allocated for commercial wireless services 50 megahertz (MHz) of additional spectrum transferred from Government to non-Government use. This additional spectrum will allow for new services, particularly in the rural area. According to Allied Business Intelligence (Oyster Bay, NY; www.alliedworld.com) the speech recognition industry will be a key component to accessing both wireless and wireline-based Internet applications. There will be approximately 2,000 voice sites by 2001, and approximately 250,000 sites by the end of 2005.

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