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Mobile Music Downloads: Too Early, Yet Too Late

Dario Betti, senior analyst at Ovum, has written this excellent note on mobile music: “Operators run the risk of strategic paralysis – they are being pulled in two different directions. They want to delay the launch to provide a better service, but they are afraid of online music downloads cutting them out of the game.”
The analyst thinks that online music shops would move into the mobile market and displace the mobile-only players like telcos. “Mobile operators are being pushed to take a position. The media and financial institutions are particularly interested in this area and are waiting for the operators’ next moves.”