WAP as a technique
WAP services Competition
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a specification for a set of communication
protocol to standardize the way that wireless devices, such as cellular telephones
and radio transceivers, can be used for Internet access, including e-mail, the
World Wide Web, newsgroups, and Internet Relay Chat. WAP makes possible a wide
range of wireless services which are independent of the underlying digital wireless
Standard for global wireless information and telephony services on digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals has been developed by the WAP Forum, an industry association comprising over 200 members.
WAP is a leap towards the true mobile internet, and one of its goals is to be extendible over time to new networks and standards. Will the qualities of WAP overpower the downsides, so that it will be able to keep the subscribers interested in mobile internet? And thus, will WAP have a chance to evolve by side of the next phase of mobile telecommunications, or at least live long enough to act as an intermediate stage towards it?