Prepaid wireless data services

Mobile voice services are maturing and most service providers are finding that market growth is slowing, requiring that they implement new services to maintain revenues. Many new applications have been launched over the past year, including mobile telephones with color screens, camera phones, polyphonic ring tones, and support for multimedia messaging service (MMS). This is greatly increasing the opportunity for mobile operators to provide data services alongside traditional voice services.

In this document, we’ll discuss the market for prepaid data services, the opportunities for wireless service providers, the current state of standards as well as strategies for deploying prepaid data services.