Mobile Electronic Commerce: Emerging Issues

  • Aphrodite Tsalgatidou
  • Jari Veijalainen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1875)


There are many definitions for Mobile Electronic Commerce (M-Commerce). We define M-Commerce as any type of transaction of an economic value having at least at one end a mobile terminal and thus using the mobile telecommunications network. The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) plays an important role in m-commerce by optimizing Internet standards for the constraints of the wireless environment and thus bridging the gap between Internet and mobile world. Mobile Network Operators can play a major role in m-commerce by being strategically positioned between customers and content/service providers. In this paper we investigate the roles the operator can play in m-commerce and discuss respective problems and emerging issues.


Mobile Terminal Content Provider Internet Service Provider Trust Third Party Mobile Network Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aphrodite Tsalgatidou
    • 1
  • Jari Veijalainen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information Systems/Information Technology Research InstituteUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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