GPRS/UMTS NOT LIKELY TO GENERATE SIGNIFICANT REVENUE BEFORE 2004.

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Revenue from GPRS/UMTS mobile telephony services is only likely to reach significant levels from 2004 on the leading European markets, according to a study by brokers Exane and the management and strategy consultants Arthur D. Little, published on December 12. Revenue should amount to an monthly average of Euro 5.50 per user from 2005 on the principal European markets, according to the joint authors of the study. They estimate that average revenue in these countries should rise to Euro 14.20 by 2010.Exane and Arthur D. Little suggest that, mobile data services have undoubted long-term potential, as illustrated by the success of SMS messaging and I-mode data services in Japan, notably among the younger generation. SMS...

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