Success in 3G Wireless and Mobile Internet Requires Bifurcation of Networks, Standards, Spectrum, Terminals and Services According to Alexander Resources

DALLAS, Texas, March 6

The single standard, spectrum, network and terminal type used to establish mobile communications in the U.S. will expand to over 50 with the introduction of 3G Wireless and the Mobile Internet according to Alexander Resources, a leading research, consulting and education firm specializing in wireless communications. From these 50 choices the total number of combinations and permutations could exceed 181,000.

While this extraordinarily large number of choices could greatly complicate and forestall introduction and market acceptance of 3G wireless in the U.S., Alexander Resources believes a bifurcated strategy will ensure success for carriers, manufacturers, content providers, software developers and end-user corporations. This bifurcated strategy divides spectrum, standards, networks, terminal types and services into two major bandwidth categories: below and above 64 Kbps. Spectrum, standards, networks, terminal types and services below 64 Kbps are categorized as 2.5G Wireless and those above are categorized as 3G Wireless. To maximize success and benefits, companies should engage both elements of the strategy in parallel.

The spectrum, standards, networks, terminal types and services that comprise the 2.5G Wireless and 3G Wireless categories include:

Air Interfaces: GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, IS-95B, 1xRTT, HDR, 1xEvolution, (“1xEV”), 1XTREME, WCDMA (IMT DS), cdma2000 (IMT MC), UTRA TDD (IMT TC), DECT, UWC-136, and OFDM.

Spectrum bands: 746-806 MHz, 824-894 MHz, 1850-1990 MHz, 2500-2690 MHz, 1710-1755 MHz, 1755-1850 MHz, 2110-2150 MHz, and 2160-2165 MHz.

Terminal Browser, Languages and OS choices: WAP/WML, STK, Palm, EPOC, MS, Microware, GEOS, HDML, i-Mode, cHTML, BREW, and proprietary formats.

Network architectures: GSM MAP, IS-41 and IP cores.

Terminal types: Smartphones, Web-enabled phones, PDA/Handhelds, Notebook computers, Pagers, Mobile Phones, and Internet Appliances.

Middleware: Oracle, Aether, AvantGo, JP Systems, Mobileware, Infospace, and MobilQ.

The bifurcated strategy and other issues critical to the success of 3G Wireless and the Mobile Internet are addressed in two new business seminars produced by Alexander Resources.

The "Making Money in the U.S. Wireless Internet Market" seminar is the only business seminar to address the hurdles, opportunities, strategies and tactics to maximizing profits and revenues in the U.S. Wireless Internet market.

The "3G Wireless: Promises and Realities" seminar is the only seminar to provide a critical and objective examination of third generation wireless networks and services in the context of market, customer and political realities.

Additional information can be obtained from Alexander Resources at 972-818-8225, on the web at www.AlexanderResources.com or by e-mail at seminars@AlexanderResources.com.

About Alexander Resources

Since 1990 Alexander Resources' educational seminars, conferences, research reports and consulting services have enabled a wide variety of telecommunications manufacturers, carriers and service providers to identify, understand and capture emerging opportunities in wireless communications.

SOURCE Alexander Resources

-0- 03/06/2001

/CONTACT: Jerry Kaufman of Alexander Resources, 972-818-8225, JKaufman@AlexanderResources.com

/Web site: http://www.AlexanderResources.com

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