Mcommerce is the way of doing business transactions in
the wireless net. Advancement
of technology for mcommerce solutions development provide facility
for paperless buying and selling of information, products and service
through the web site typically by using mobile phone service.
The user can view the sites on his
mobile phone's browser, can purchase the goods, or services
over the wireless net. The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is
a set of protocols that work with existing standards to make the
Internet accessible through digital wireless devices.
A WAP service include 3 parts.
The WAP Service provider (mobile service provider) , The WAP content
provider(may be an independent WAP enabled portal or the mobile
service provider itself) and your WAP enabled mobile phone.
When one person try to access WAP enabled site through mobile
phone , the mobile service provider authenticates you on their WAP
server which in turn will transfer you to their WAP gateway. During
this time the call rate will be different. The WAP gateway then
transfers you to the WAP service provider who will provide you with
services such as news , e-mail etc. WAP phones have a microbrowser
which allows to navigate the content like a conventional browser.
WAP incorporates a protocol called WTLS ( Wireless Transport Layer
Security) which enables authentication and encryption of data. WAP
phones with GSM currently connect at the rate of 9,600 bps compared
to 33,600 BPS to 56,000 BPS Introduction of GPRS will bring big
changes for down load speed through the mobile phone. The document
format is WML. (Wireless Markup Language).