Mobile ticketing to go mainstream by 2011, research suggests

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New research suggests that over 2.6 billion mobile tickets will be delivered to over 208 million mobile phone users by the year 2011.

Not only are mobile tickets cheaper, but they could help to cut down on fraud, as well as being more environmentally friendly.

Some of the major organisations responsible for issuing tickets are already on board, including Ticketmaster, British Airways, and Tickets.com, as well as operators and handset makers including O2, Vodafone, Nokia, and Samsung.

Mobile barcode technology will be complimented by the use of Near Field Communications from 2009, making it easier for mobile devices to interact with each other.

A number of organisations have already tested out mobile ticketing on a fairly small scale, including Ministry of Sound, Virgin Mobile, Manchester City FC, and Chiltern Railways.

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Andy Merrett