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ZDNet: Why Wireless Data Services Will Explode Next Year

Oct 20, 1999, 19:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)

"Having studied the market since the early '90s, Cahners In-Stat Group declares 2000 as the year of wireless data. As major barriers to broad acceptance fall, subscribers of wireless data services will rise from fewer than 2 million in 1999 to nearly 25 million by 2003. Mobile workers and corporate types will drive near-term adoption, not consumers.

Why is wireless data now finally set to take off? Several lingering challenges -- cost, coverage and security -- are being addressed."

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