Next Generation Mobile Telecommunications Networks: Challenges to the Nordic ICT Industries
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2006
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the papers in the special issue on "Next generation mobile telecommunications networks challenges to the Nordic ICT industries". This introductory paper summarises the key points of each paper. The competitive environment of the Nordic ICT industries has changed and is far more complex now compared to the previous single-standard environment of 2G. The avenues for influencing competition between basic technology platforms and standards are much narrower and involve interaction with a much greater number of stakeholders and technologies on a global level. The six papers of this Special Issue highlight interesting viewpoints both on the possible future evolution of the mobile telecommunications industry in general, as well as on the past development and present challenges that the Nordic countries face.