Does the "not-invented-here" syndrome slow down the development of mobile internet and mobile content outside Japan?

It is well known that mobile internet, mobile payments and mobile content business and many other areas of mobile broadband are much more developed in Japan and South Korea than in other countries.

NOKIA and Vodafone and some other western mobile phone companies had the opportunity to take part in Japan’s mobile payment systems, mobile TV solutions and many other mobile businesses – instead they preferred not to do so and to withdraw from Japan’s mobile market.

Similarly it seems that mobile payments, mobile TV developments outside Japan are being developed from scratch without much regard to what has been learnt in Japan in debugging such mobile businesses both from the technology viewpoint as well as the usability, security, convenience etc viewpoints.

Lets discuss if the “not invented here syndrome” could be a factor.

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