WAC develops app business model, joins with JIL

wholesale applications community jilThe Wholesale Applications Community sharpened its strategic focus by joining forces with another industry group, the Joint Innovation Lab. The WAC, which was first announced at Mobile World Congress and counts all four Tier 1 U.S. operators as members, said that it will allow operators to distribute applications through their own application storefronts and charge subscribers via their existing phone bill. Additionally, the WAC joined joined with the JIL, a joint venture among China Mobile, Softbank, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone to create applications that can work across various carriers' networks. Article

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