Content download clients – closing the gap between mobile and media industries

Content download clients represent a new way of distributing mobile content to users, going beyond the established service enablers such as SMS/MMS (push content e.g. for news and sports), WAP (news browsing over a mobile portal) or media streaming (watching video clips from mobile portal). Content download clients have programs installed and executed in a phone to enable the download and display of mobile content or applications, which communicate with server software to receive content and client updates. There are both pros and cons of this way of delivering content to mobile phones, but it clearly opens up for new business opportunities in the mobile media space, ultimately enabling people to better use their phone for business and entertainment content services. Northstream untangles the business and technical aspects of content download and its potential impact on the industry.

Content download clients – a way to close the gap between mobile and media industry (pdf)
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