Who we are: The Mobitex Association is the worldwide association for the Mobitex business community. It is a forum for network operators, software developers, hardware manufacturers and customers.
What we do: We are the worldwide network and forum for Mobitex and a point of reference for questions related to Mobitex and wireless data.
What is Mobitex: Mobitex is a proven technology used for mission-critical business applications. It has emerged as a clear leader in wireless data technology because of its outstanding reliability and consistent optimal performance. Mobitex is an open, international standard. It is a packet-switched, narrowband, data only technology ideally suited for applications like interactive messaging, e-mails, telemetry, telematics/positioning, alarms, form-based applications
Users & Applications: A wireless data solution based on Mobitex can give mobile workers access to critical information needed to perform their work efficiently. Mobitex boasts the widest array of data applications. There's wireless e-mail solutions like BlackBerry one of the most popular wireless data applications in the world and customized solutions for professional users. Mobitex is also used for remote monitoring and control of fixed installations in buildings, industry sites and other places in the city.
Today, the Mobitex networks are widely deployed by vertical solutions for public safety, government, security, transport & logistics, public transport, banking and merchants, and other types of organisations.
Mobitex fast facts year 2005
Number of Networks: 30
Number of Countries: 20
Countries Covered: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela
Number of solutions: There are thousands of companies using Mobitex which means that there are a wide variety of products and solutions from different suppliers. Over 400 of the F1000 companies in the US use Mobitex in their business.
Data Usage Worldwide: >100 million packets daily
E-mails Processed: >10 millions daily
Subscribers Worldwide: >1, 2 million
Presentation given at Annual Conference 2005
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Q&A Mobitex in a 3G world
What is driving the market for wireless
The need to improve efficiency in the organizations and to use resources more effectively. Also things like the need to bring down cost for voice communications. New applications and terminals are important.
What type of applications is Mobitex suitable for:
In many cases Mobitex as a narrow-band technology is enough for what professional users need to do. Mobitex is ideally suited for applications like interactive messaging, e-mails, telemetry, telematics/positioning, alarms, form-based applications. However, if there is a need to make large file transfer, do multimedia, full web surfing and play games on color screens, Mobitex is not suitable.
If bandwidth for Mobitex is enough for
what many professionals need to do? What is else is important?
Mobitex is a proven technology used for mission critical application. There are certain business users that need to be absolutely sure that they can rely on that the communication work all time. It is important that the network is always available. There must be no risk that the network is blocked by voice communications for example at rush hours, at accidents or large events and certainly not during terror attacks or incidents. During Sept 11 Mobitex was the only network that remained up and running all time, in spite of a 60% traffic peak. Mobitex operators usually present service levels guarantees. SFor a professional user speed is only one parameter, equally important are things like network availability and reliability, latency, security and functionality.
What applications will Mobitex be used
for and what will GPRS and 3G be used for?
There is a differentiation with regard to user categories. Professional users, like for example transport authorities, will often demand a service that is guaranteed to work perfectly at all circumstances. The communications needs are business critical. For consumers it is important to have everywhere access to useful, fun and entertaining applications on attractive handsets. The answer to the questions is probably that Mobitex will be used for mission-critical business applications and that GPRS primarily will be used for business horizontal applications and consumers applications but that there will be some overlap.
What markets will Mobitex operators address?
Mobitex operators have well-defined market plans with targeted markets among professional users. They work as wireless data experts and deliver customized solutions together with their partners.