With the advent of mobile phones and networks, each generation of wireless standard and technology (2G, 3G, 4G, etc.) has brought different capabilities that have provided a platform for operators and developers to create services — and revenue. These services helped to drive the technology and the use of mobile communications deeper and deeper into all aspects of our daily lives.
Each wave of technology has led to a redistribution within the value chain. 2G networks and devices centered on voice and SMS.