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Mobile Advancement in the U.S.

One of the major challenges that mobile companies in the USA have had to deal with is the vast space our country covers. The US is the third largest country in the world by size, with a vast population scattered across it, meaning that any nationwide network has a lot of ground to cover in order to reach its customers. Mobile phone companies have had to spend so much of their resources on simply providing service that they are barely starting to bring new technologies like 3G and 4G network speeds, but it’s still taking time; these technologies can’t be found everywhere simply because there is so much territory to be cover.

A country like Japan, however, has a very robust economy, a large population and a landmass a little smaller than the state of California (World Factbook, 2010). They have much less area to cover and therefore can more quickly and cheaply set up infrastructure to offer services to a large percentage of their customer base. This means that more of their resources can be devoted to upgrading to new technologies and providing new services than US companies can afford.

I think mobile technology also fits the European and Asian culture better than it does the U.S. culture. The U.S. is big. Living in the U.S. is big. We drive big cars and have big houses with big yards. It’s a lifestyle of excess in many ways. In Japan, open land is scarce and people are closer together. Technology is quickly adopted as it allows people to do more with less. A small device that can do so much fits right in with that high tech culture because of its convenience and versatility.

 

Mobile Banking Pros and Cons

Q: What opportunities and challenges present themselves when using a mobile device to conduct personal business and finances?   A: I personally look at mobile banking the same way I look at having mobile access to the internet. I do 90% of my banking online and have been for about the past 5 years. I… Continue Reading

Mobile Interaction for Live Events

Q: After a thorough review of the website and software “textlive” has to offer, who would this technology appeal to and why does it have the potential to gain such an avid appeal? A: Textlive has an obvious appeal to the young singles crowd in night clubs, dances and public parties. This demographic is already… Continue Reading

The Future of Mobile Marketing

No one likes to be interrupted and no one wants to be sold to. The advent of the DVR is a testimony of that. Relevance is now the name of the game and providing value through your marketing medium is the key to getting your message to stick. With the explosion of social networks and… Continue Reading