Authors: Eltayeb Abuelyaman, H. Joseph Wen
Addresses: Department of Applied Computer Science, College of Applied Science and Technology, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-5150, USA. ' Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems, Donald L. Harrison College of Business, Southeast Missouri State University, MO 63701-4799, USA
Abstract: Mobile commerce (m-commerce) is a new type of e-commerce that conducts business transactions via mobile devices. Due to its inherent characteristics such as ubiquity, personalisation, flexibility and dissemination, m-commerce promises businesses unprecedented market potential, great productivity and high profitability. Yet, the move to create a wireless version of the internet means a new set of problems. One of the problems is slow transmission speed. The purpose of this paper is to propose a wireless data multiplexing method for improving the transmission efficiency. The simulation results show the new method, which reduces the vacant blocks and addressing overheads, outperforms the current methods.
Keywords: m-commerce; wireless data multiplexing; transmission efficiency; mobile commerce; TDM; STDM; e-commerce; electronic commerce; mobile communications; simulation; transmission speed.
International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2004 Vol.2 No.4, pp.405 - 417
Published online: 23 Dec 2004 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article