The paper 'Cell Phone Technology in Canada and Japan' is a great example of a Business Case Study. Telecommunications has a wide category in the global market and cell phones have changed the modern world into a new era of Internet-enabled cell phones with cameras, GPS, and also advanced multi-media for entertainment. Cell phones in contemporary society are part of basic needs because many business deals, relationships, and communication with anyone in the global community often occur through a phone. Canada initiated telephone technology through Graham Bell in Brantford Ontario. It also has the first Trans-Atlantic radio transmission and other discoveries which led to a more modernized form of cell phone technology in Japan and other developed countries (Logan, 2010).
Canada cell phone users are still using the phone for basic functions such as to make and receive phone calls and texts while Japan has moved to another level where cell phones are also used for entertainment and learning for kids (Watanabe, 2001). THESIS STATEMENT: This essay will discuss cell phones as part of telecommunications in both Canada and Japan, compare the cell phone markets and explain the reasons why Japan has the best cell phone technology. Cell Phone Technology in Canada The telephone was invented by a Canadian, Graham Bell and radio transmission also came from Canada.
In recent years, Canada has also established a means through which European countries and America can use their SIM cards while in Canada. This has been made possible through the invention of the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM). This system allows a person to use a phone which has a removable SIM card that is encoded with the same number and also account information (Karr, 2010).
To activate this service, phone users have to contact their service providers to activate GMS at a fee. Many students in Canada do not use cell phones for entertainment but for lecture updates, exam schedules, and communication with peers. Akhtar & Arinto (2010) observed that entertainment in Canadian universities and colleges is made possible by the use of desktop computers and laptops. While people in developed countries and developing countries have embraced cell phone technology as constantly changing telecommunication, Canada phone users still view phones as a tool for making and receiving both calls and texts. Karr (2010) suggests that tourists who are going to Canada especially in densely populated regions will not be able to use their cell phones everywhere they travel because the cell towers are far between each other and also few in numbers.
The major cities in Canada however have good cell phone reception. Canada’ s GMS system only allows cell phones from Samsung, Motorola, and Ericson and other few models but a wider range of cell phone models currently developed cannot access the GMS system (Olson, 2010).
Charges for making international calls after using a GMS are unfortunately high in Canada as from $1 to $1.50 per minute to European countries while the charges rise at $5 per minute to Indonesia or Russia (Jewers & Daugherty, 2010). Pan (2010) discovered that Canada is importing BlackBerry from China while the rest of the world is on a fast track to Android and iPhone. North America phone users see a phone replacement after three to five years, during which the rest of the world has witnessed a surge of amazing and creative cell phone technology.
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