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The digital business ecosystem (DBE) paradigm envisages a business environment in which digitised content plays paramount role in the successful operation of small to medium enterprises (SMEs). Use of multimedia content -that includes text, audio, stills and moving images -has become the norm for most business and personal communications. The third generation (3G) mobile communications infrastructure aims to provide the ability to deliver this content over wireless networks. However, achieving the desired quality of service (QoS) remains a challenge. The fourth generation (4G) mobile systems are expected to tackle this problem over the coming years. Multimedia information and mobile communication systems need to become an integral part of the process adopted for the development of DBEs. The ability to transmit multimedia information effectively will play a significant role in the adoption of the DBE paradigm by the SMEs.