Consumer Push Email to drive mobile data volumes

From Warnham

One of the predictions I have made in my chapter for the forthcoming book “Future of Wireless Communications” is that push email services will be taken up extensively by consumers – particularly young ones – and this will be one of the factors which heavily drive the growth in data volumes for 3G (and other) networks.
It seems that RIM think so too, as it is rumoured that they are soon to launch a consumer version of the Blackberry.
Another of my predictions is that networks will start to offer instant messaging with free updating of online contact lists to drive traffic. Still waiting for some evidence of this one…

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