Change within the Mobile Communications Market - an initial assessment of the structural and organisational repercussions of 3G

Jason Whalley

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Over the last year or so the mobile telecommunications industry has undergone a complete sea change; the initial euphoria surrounding the German and UK licensing process, where widely optimistic claims about the array of possible services and uptake were made, has been replaced by widespread anxiety and pessimism. This anxiety and pessimism is driven by the large debts that companies have incurred to enter the market, doubts as to the validity of claims that 3G will usher in a whole new era of service development and the increasing belief that subscribers will not migrate in the required numbers to the new technology. The organisational and market repercussions of 3G are addressed in the following main section that is divided into three parts. In the first part infrastructure sharing between 3G license winners is dealt with, whilst in the second mergers and acquisition activity is examined. The third part focuses on the organisational form of 3G license winners and network scale. Conclusions are then drawn in the final main section.
LanguageEnglish
Pages177-194
Number of pages17
JournalCommunications and Strategies
Volume45
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Fingerprint

Pessimism
License
Anxiety
Mobile communication
Organizational form
Telecommunications industry
Service development
Debt
Licensing
Mergers and acquisitions
Mobile telecommunications

Keywords

  • mobile communications
  • telecommunications
  • commerce
  • international markets

Cite this

@article{83fcc20c797747cd848866c0a0b901a5,
title = "Change within the Mobile Communications Market - an initial assessment of the structural and organisational repercussions of 3G",
abstract = "Over the last year or so the mobile telecommunications industry has undergone a complete sea change; the initial euphoria surrounding the German and UK licensing process, where widely optimistic claims about the array of possible services and uptake were made, has been replaced by widespread anxiety and pessimism. This anxiety and pessimism is driven by the large debts that companies have incurred to enter the market, doubts as to the validity of claims that 3G will usher in a whole new era of service development and the increasing belief that subscribers will not migrate in the required numbers to the new technology. The organisational and market repercussions of 3G are addressed in the following main section that is divided into three parts. In the first part infrastructure sharing between 3G license winners is dealt with, whilst in the second mergers and acquisition activity is examined. The third part focuses on the organisational form of 3G license winners and network scale. Conclusions are then drawn in the final main section.",
keywords = "mobile communications, telecommunications, commerce, international markets",
author = "Jason Whalley",
year = "2002",
language = "English",
volume = "45",
pages = "177--194",
journal = "Communications and Strategies",
issn = "1157-8637",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Change within the Mobile Communications Market - an initial assessment of the structural and organisational repercussions of 3G

AU - Whalley, Jason

PY - 2002

Y1 - 2002

N2 - Over the last year or so the mobile telecommunications industry has undergone a complete sea change; the initial euphoria surrounding the German and UK licensing process, where widely optimistic claims about the array of possible services and uptake were made, has been replaced by widespread anxiety and pessimism. This anxiety and pessimism is driven by the large debts that companies have incurred to enter the market, doubts as to the validity of claims that 3G will usher in a whole new era of service development and the increasing belief that subscribers will not migrate in the required numbers to the new technology. The organisational and market repercussions of 3G are addressed in the following main section that is divided into three parts. In the first part infrastructure sharing between 3G license winners is dealt with, whilst in the second mergers and acquisition activity is examined. The third part focuses on the organisational form of 3G license winners and network scale. Conclusions are then drawn in the final main section.

AB - Over the last year or so the mobile telecommunications industry has undergone a complete sea change; the initial euphoria surrounding the German and UK licensing process, where widely optimistic claims about the array of possible services and uptake were made, has been replaced by widespread anxiety and pessimism. This anxiety and pessimism is driven by the large debts that companies have incurred to enter the market, doubts as to the validity of claims that 3G will usher in a whole new era of service development and the increasing belief that subscribers will not migrate in the required numbers to the new technology. The organisational and market repercussions of 3G are addressed in the following main section that is divided into three parts. In the first part infrastructure sharing between 3G license winners is dealt with, whilst in the second mergers and acquisition activity is examined. The third part focuses on the organisational form of 3G license winners and network scale. Conclusions are then drawn in the final main section.

KW - mobile communications

KW - telecommunications

KW - commerce

KW - international markets

UR - http://www.idate.fr/fic/revue_telech/440/CS45_WHALLEY.pdf

M3 - Article

VL - 45

SP - 177

EP - 194

JO - Communications and Strategies

T2 - Communications and Strategies

JF - Communications and Strategies

SN - 1157-8637

ER -