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US$ 0.5 Billion/year m-commerce on a single train line?!

We worked out that about US$ 0.5 Billion/year worth of train tickets for the Tokyo-Osaka Shinkansen train line are sold by mobile phone. Not a bad m-commerce record for a single train line. For details see our Mobile Payment report. The picture shows a Shinkansen train preparing to stop for 2-3 minutes in Nagoya on the way to Osaka:

In 2005, the Tokyo-Osaka Shinkansen high-speed train line alone sold about US$ 0.5 billion in tickets via mobile commerce
In 2005, the Tokyo-Osaka Shinkansen high-speed train line alone sold about US$ 0.5 billion in tickets via mobile commerce

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