What is M_Commerce?
Use of mobile devices to
In simple terms,
M_commerce = E_commerce + Wireless Web
Features of m-Commerce
Provision for cash deposits and withdrawals.
Ability for third parties to make deposits into a user account.
Ability to make retail purchase.
Over-the-air prepaid top-ups using the cash already in the
The ability to transfer cash between users account.
Provision for bill payments.
Should be capable of
Bar code Scanning
Bar code Display
to connect to a data
communication network to
transmit the necessary
information at the POS .
The device must use an
identification method to
uniquely and correctly
identify the buyer and the
information sent by the
Enhanced Data Rate For GSM Evolution (EDGE)
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
More Convenience: the small size and ease of use of mobile receivers
,coupled with freedom from problems caused by infrastructure, makes
for a higher degree of user convenience.
Expanded Reach: the presences of wireless link between the customer
and the service provider eliminates the need for a fixed interface such
as a computer for communication.
Quick access: connecting through a mobile is faster than dial-up
connections using wire line modems.
Instant Connectivity(2.5G): Instant connectivity or “always on” is
becoming more prevalent .