Thursday, April 14, 2005

Wireless What's Hot And What's Not

From Billing Wireless 2005: What's Hot and What's Not .


When you talk about radio frequency ID, you think of chips embedded in things like the E-ZPass that motorists use to pay tolls without stopping. But in the not-too-distant-future, trillions of RFID chips will be implanted in everything. Outside the telecommunications industry—at retail stores like Wal-Mart, at the Department of Defense, Food and Drug Administration and so on—RFID is a white-hot topic.

In the mobile telecom industry, it's only a hot topic. The thought of RFID in every mobile phone, enabling it not only to be barcode scanned but also to read a bar code, is compelling. The missing piece to complete the mobile phone/wallet combination could be RFID.

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