Saturday, April 05, 2003

The quiet SMS-revolution...

is the title of the column of Peter Olsthoorn at the Emerce website. Peter explains that the maximum value of 1,10 euro per Premium SMS remains to be high because of a lack of competition. I've understood his break up of the consumer fee to be like this:

- 36 cent for the telco operator (0,18 cents for transport of SMS and 0,18 cents for provision of payment services),

- 36 cent for the content provider,

- 21 cent for the government (tax),

- 9 cent for the costs of top-up via scratchcards, IVR etc,

- 9 cent for the sms gateway that does service-delivery and billing for the content provider.