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Innovation, Regulation, Multi Business Model Innovation and Technology

Open Access

Knud Erik Skouby, Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies (CMI), Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark
Peter Lindgren, CTIF GLOBAL CAPSULE (CGC), Aarhus University in Herning, Denmark

ISSN: 1902-097X (Print Version),

ISSN: 1902-0988 (Online Version)
Vol: 2   Issue: 1

Published In:   January 2008

Publication Frequency: Continuous Article Publication

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Operator Roles in Mobile Broadcast

Eino Kivisaari, Tuukka Autio, Timo Smura, Heikki Hämmäinen

1Senior consultant for the mobile broadcast industry
2Business Developer at Envault Corporation and wrote his master’s thesis on the techno-economics of broadcast mobile TV
3Research scientist and post-graduate student in the Department of Communications and Networking at the TKK Helsinki University of Technology,
Professor at Department of Communications and Networking, Helsinki University of Technology

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Abstract: Mobile broadcasting is entering a phase of commercial launches worldwide. However, the related value network remains unclear: the markets and the conventional roles of broadcasters, broadcast network operators and cellular operators are becoming intertwined in an unprecedented manner. This paper proposes a generic model for analysing the mobile broadcast value networks. Building on that model and by applying the methods of techno-economic analysis, simulation-based results are presented on the feasibility of selected mobile broadcast value network configurations in the Finnish market.

Keywords: Mobile broadcast, value network, DVB-H, operator roles, technoeconomic analysis

Diffusion of internet for mobile devices in Sweden

Oscar Westlund

PhD candidate in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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Abstract: Diffusion of mobile internet is presently taking place and the mobile phone is being transformed from a predominantly communication device into a multimedia device that can be used for mobile internet. This paper outlines empirical arguments why usage is a more preferable measure than ownership of devices. Diffusion of mobile internet in Sweden between 2006 and 2007 is analysed and the characteristics of the early-adopters are identified. Furthermore, the paper provides explanations for the rate of diffusion via an analysis of attitudes towards different attributes of mobile internet services.

Keywords: Diffusion, adoption, mobile phone, internet, multimedia

Business model performance Reflections from three studies of mobile data services

Leif B. Methlie1 & Per E. Pedersen2

1Professor in strategy and information management at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Bergen, Norway
2Professor of information management at University of Agder, Norway, and adjunct professor at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration

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Abstract: The main research problem raised in this paper is whether strategic choices in the business model of mobile service providers have performance implications for mobile data services. The research model applied is based on the proposition that structural market conditions constrain the decision options under which the service providers can design their service offerings that ultimately provide values to end-users. This chain of causality is explored via three separate empirical studies of mobile data services in Norway. A final discussion on the research framework used and the main industry and research implications are included. The paper identifies paths of influence from business model decisions through service attributes to perceived customer value. Particular attention should be paid to the mobile specificity of the service providers´ value propositions in order to gain customer value. Another important conclusion is that the influence of business model choices is service category dependent.

Keywords: Norway

WIMAX vs. LTE The role of the financial crisis

Karsten Vandrup

Managing director of LitePoint Europe A/S and co-editor of nb!ict

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Abstract: In the midst of the global financial crisis, everyone has to evaluate their strategies and change their plans and targets accordingly. This goes for most business areas including the mobile and wireless industry. One of the big questions that remains unsolved with the advent of the crisis is the battle between WiMAX and LTE to become the next mobile broadband data standard.

Keywords: next mobile


Jaakko Saijonmaa1 & Tiina Saaristo2

2Head of CTO Office, Finland in EADS Secure Networks
2Head of Strategic Customer Communications in EADS Secure Networks in Finland

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Abstract: Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) is today’s field-proven radio communication technology for public safety and private utility and transport organisations. The TETRA standards and products are evolving to extended TETRA functions, further interoperability, and higher data speeds, similarly to the evolution of the GSM standards to EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project). Finland was the frontline country to decide and build a nationwide TETRA network for public safety. TETRA public safety networks are currently in operation in Finland, Estonia and in parts of Sweden and Iceland. The first phase of network implementation has also been started in Norway, and Denmark and Lithuania have decided to build countrywide TETRA public safety networks.

Keywords: TETRA

GREENLAND in the centre of the world

Jørn Jespersen

Chief Technical Officer at Tele Greenland A/S

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Abstract: The Tele Greenland company vision “Greenland in the centre of the world” is unfolding these years, where massive investments in platforms and infrastructure are providing the 56,000 Greenlandic inhabitants with state of the art telecom services at affordable prices. The company vision states that one can live and work with even conditions whether you are based in Ilulissat, Hamburg or Copenhagen. This vision challenges the tough conditions for operating a telecom business in a huge arctic country hosting 17 cities and 55 settlements scattered across the coast embracing the inland icecap. Greenland has a geographic area of 2,166,086 km² and the ice free land area is 410,449 km². The distance from North to South is 2,670 km. Deployment and commissioning in the field are extremely cumbersome in rural arctic areas where sites only can be reached in the short summer and even then only by helicopter.

Keywords: Deployment

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