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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: 2014   Issue: 1

Published In:   December 2014

Publication Frequency: Continuous Article Publication

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After an unforeseen long break, the publication of nbict is resumed in a new professional publication environment as an agreement has been made with River Publishers. The primary goals of nbict remain unchanged – to provide a platform for debate on ICT developments in general, but with a focus on the Nordic and Baltic region and to present scientific work from or about the region.

Nbict was started as an offspring of the project NordICT a collaborative network of universities and private ICT companies in the region. The publication break is closely related to this. The project stopped and with this the immediate resources for publication and the ICT industry in the region underwent big changes – not least the ‘disappearance’of Nokia into Microsoft and thereby as a Nordic company.The resumption of the journal was facilitated by the CWMC project (CopenhagenWireless and Mobile Consortium)1 that supported the publication and editorial work and created the environment for most of the papers in this issue.

Three of the six papers in this issue discuss Public Safety and Emergency (PSE) communication; one addresses Broadband Development in Poland; one the arrival of Netflix in the region and one is an interview with the chairman of the CDEP (formerly ICCP) committee in OECD.

Matti Peltola and Olli Martikainen analyze in Valuation of Mobile Broadband PSE Network for Society the social costs and benefits of PSE broadband networks based on models of LTE (Long Term Evolution/ ‘4G’) and TED (TETRA Enhanced Data System) networks and a Finnish case study.

Jyri Rajamäki discuss in Designing the Future Emergency Service Vehicle: Needs, Approach, Benefits and Competition the case for a common international ICT infrastructure for all Emergency Response Vehicles based on better integration of ICT systems, applications and services based on results from a Finnish research project.

Camilla Bonde, Reza Tadayoni and Knud Erik Skouby analyze in Next Generation Public Safety and Emergency Technologies the potentials of new technologies for PSE and based on user studies in Denmark conflicts between the current deployments of the standards for these technologies and the user requirements.

Anders Henten and IwonaWindekilde examine in Policy Factors Affecting Broadband Development in Poland the developments in access technologies and the policy initiatives taken by the Polish government to enhance the broadband penetration which is amongst the lowest in theEUand significantly below the EU average.

Roslyn Layton discusses in Netflix Comes to the Nordics: Lessons in OTT Video the effect on the Pay TV markets in Denmark, Norway and Sweden of the arrival of Netflix including the challenges and in the form of competitive responses from established domestic players.

Anders Henten and Knud Erik Skouby interview Jørgen Abild Andersen former Director General of the Danish National Telecom Authority and current chair of the CDEP committee in OECD. The interview centers on the change of focus in the committee from the development and growth of ICTs proper to the use and implications in other sectors of society and touches on issues relating to Internet governance.

As can be seen from this overview of the papers, the two characteristics of nbict content have been maintained. Firstly, nbict include academic papers with an interdisciplinary approach focusing on interrelationships between technology developments on the ICT area and socio-economic, political and regulatory developments. Secondly, nbict include interviews and journalistic addressing the primary goal of the journal, ICT development and their impact with a Nordic perspective.

I amconfident, that the research environment created by NordiCT, CWMC and related activities in combination with the collaboration established with River Publishers will ensure a future sustained and regularly publication of nbict.

Knud Erik Skouby, editor

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