State of the Art Mobile Internet Connectivity and its Impact on e-Commerce

16-07-2012

Mobile broadband usage is growing thanks to the popularity of Internet-enabled smart phones and tablets. Mobile data networks are becoming faster and more capable. Europeans increasingly depend on mobile data applications, when at home and when under way. This briefing note considers whether the high price of mobile data roaming inhibits the use of mobile applications; the degree to which the 2012 Roaming Regulation addresses these concerns; and what further measures if any should be taken.

Mobile broadband usage is growing thanks to the popularity of Internet-enabled smart phones and tablets. Mobile data networks are becoming faster and more capable. Europeans increasingly depend on mobile data applications, when at home and when under way. This briefing note considers whether the high price of mobile data roaming inhibits the use of mobile applications; the degree to which the 2012 Roaming Regulation addresses these concerns; and what further measures if any should be taken.

Autor externo

J. Scott Marcus (WIK), Pieter Nooren (TNO) and Imme Philbeck (WIK)