Arrival of 4th Generation Wireless Technology and its effects on daily lives.Overall Effects – Requirements for Each Business Model
The 4th Generation (4G) mobile communications systems are projected to be carried out around 2010. World Over the research on 4G (Fourth Generation) Mobile Communications is in progress since the last 6 years. The technology is still in evolution but Countries have already started committing themselves to its implementation. India has said that it would leapfrog from 2G to 4G bypassing the 3G Technology. China, Korea and Japan are jointly developing 4G Phones; China will implement 4G technology for the Beijing Olympic games. WiMax Technology is on its last legs because it does not support VOIP. Data transfers will happen at LAN Speeds of 100Mbps.The World is looking up to 4G for transformation of the way people do day-to-day business. Once the technology evolves the hand phone used in 4G mobile communications would be an all in one device for use in.
Education, Arts and Science
Business activities outside the office
Network games and music/video content downloading
Merchandise purchase and settlement
Nursing and Health Care
Emergency Medical Treatment
Requirements for Each Business Model
To find out and analyze the requirements for each business model, a survey was conducted, whose results are presented in this section.
(1) Medical Data Provision Service
Many requirements were found in the “Interface” category (such as a “human-machine interface that can be used by anyone without errors” or “formats to describe medical information”) and the “Social Issues” category (such as “all medical institutions need to take part in the scheme” “unified format for medical information”, “a mechanism for data update after service is provided –e.g., information to be written by medical institutions and approved by user” and “digital divide”).
(2) Navigation System
There were many requirements that could be classified into the “Intelligence” category, (e.g., “cruising assistance, driving support, driver monitoring”, “mechanism to provide dispersed information including multiple detour routes to avoid heavy traffic in a specific detour route when traffic information is provided”) and the “Interface” category (like “an intelligent human-machine interface that does not disturb driving” or an “unified data input/output interface that can handle various information on the car, peripheral areas or user, etc.)
(3) Ultimate Content Player
Many of the requirements came from the “Social Issues” category (like “mechanism to protect copyrights and intellectual property rights and prevent storage of information” and “protection of users’ personnel information”),and the “Quality” category (such as “a safe authentication/billing system that prevents accidents on the purchase of contents/tickets” and “a system that prohibits copying”).
(4) Mobile Ordering
There were many requirements related to the “Intelligence” category (e.g., “The agent feature automatically obtains information after making a judgment on the required product from printed materials, and can respond to questions from users (AI)”, “a search engine which can send necessary information to users and is equipped with electronic settlement capabilities”, and “image recognition to identify products”) as well as the “Social Issues” category (including “protection of personnel information”, “coexistence with existing distribution systems” and “communications charges”).
(5) Food Manager
Many requirements were raised relative to the “Intelligence” category (such as “mechanism to propose the best menu based on user’s taste or the food items currently remaining in the refrigerator” and a “human-machine interface that can be easily used by people who are uncomfortable using computers”) and the “Social Issues” category (including “communications charges” “the service may deprive users of the fun of shopping based on the mood of the day” and “digital divide”).
(6) Disaster Prevention/Countermeasures
There were many requirements that can be classified into the “Intelligence” category (e.g., “location determination inside the area” and “the system should be able to confirm whether the terminal and user are distant from each other”) and the “Quality” category (for example, “terminal should be robust so that it would not break in a disaster but still be small and light enough for daily use”, “terminals should be able to communicate even if they are buried under ground”)
(7) Mobile Administrative Service
The requirements were mostly found in the “Social Issues” category (e.g., “the need for enhancing existing systems and promoting their demand”, and “review and compliance of legal system in light of the migration to a new system for administrative work including election management”) and the “Quality” category (including “security and history management feature for electronic documents” and “high-level authentication feature for access”).