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Evolution and Standardization of Mobile Communications Technology

Book Description

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are a vital component of successful business models. As new technologies emerge, organizations must adapt quickly and strategically to these changes or risk falling behind. Evolution and Standardization of Mobile Communications Technology examines methods of developing and regulating compatibility standards in the ICT industry, assisting organizations in their application of the latest communications technologies in their business practices. Organizations maintain competitive advantage by implementing cutting-edge technologies as soon as they appear. This book serves as a compendium of the most recent research and development in this arena, providing readers with the insight necessary to take full advantage of a wide range of ICT solutions. This book is part of the Advances in IT Standards and Standardization Research series collection.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Foreword
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW OF THIS BOOK
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Background of Standards Strategy
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. DEFINITION OF STANDARD
    3. 2. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    4. 3. STANDARDS STRATEGY
    5. 4. STANDARDS STRATEGY IN THE ICT SECTOR
  10. Chapter 2: Developing a Theoretical Model
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. EXISTING THEORIES
    3. 2. THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT
    4. 3. FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING STANDARDS STRATEGY
  11. Chapter 3: Preface to the Research on Standards in the Mobile Communications Industry
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. THREE DIFFERENT INFRASTRUCTURES
    3. 2. EVOLUTION OF MARKET
    4. 3. EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY
    5. 4. EVOLUTION OF MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
  12. Chapter 4: Background of the Mobile Communications Industry
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
    3. 2. TECHNOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
    4. 3. GENERAL CATEGORIES OF ACTORS
  13. Chapter 5: The 1G (First Generation) Mobile Communications Technology Standards
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. BACKGROUND OF THE 1G TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
    3. 2. NMT (NORDIC MOBILE TELEPHONE) STANDARD
    4. 3. THE AMPS STANDARD IN THE USA MARKET
    5. 4. PTTs IN FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, AND ITALY
    6. 5. COMPARISON OF ACTORS IN THE 1G MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
    7. 6. EMERGING SELF-ORGANIZED CONFIGURATION: MARKET AND INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURE AND THE 1G TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
  14. Chapter 6: The 2G (Second Generation) Mobile Communications Technology Standards
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. BACKGROUND OF THE 2G TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
    3. 2. GSM STANDARD
    4. 3. THE NEW AMERICAN 2G STANDARD: IS-95 (CDMA)
    5. 4. THE UNFOLDING OF THE GLOBAL 2G MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS CONFIGURATION
  15. Chapter 7: The 3G (Third Generation) of Mobile Communications Technology Standards
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. BACKGROUND OF 3G TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
    3. 2. WCDMA STANDARD
    4. 3. CDMA2000 STANDARD
    5. 4. EMERGENCE OF THE 3G STANDARDS CONFIGURATION
    6. 5. EMERGENCE OF THE GLOBAL 3G BUSINESS CONFIGURATION
  16. Chapter 8: Beyond the 3G (Third Generation) of Mobile Communications Technology Standards
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. FROM 3G TO 4G AND THE CONVERGENCE OF NETWORKS BETWEEN THE COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTING INDUSTRIES
    3. 2. TECHNOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
    4. 3. ULTRA MOBILE BROADBAND (UMB)
    5. 4. WIMAX (WORLDWIDE INTEROPERABILITY FOR MICROWAVE ACCESS)
    6. 5. LTE (LONG TERM EVOLUTION)
    7. 6. EMERGENCE OF THE 4G MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS STANDARDS
  17. Chapter 9: Summary and Conclusion
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. RECAPITULATION OF THEORY AND MODEL
    3. 2. RECAPITULATION OF CASE STUDIES
    4. 3. CONTRIBUTION OF THIS BOOK
    5. 4. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Author
  20. Appendix: Prototype Case Studies of IBM and NEC Standards Strategies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. THE PC ARCHITECTURE STANDARD IN THE USA
    3. 2. THE PC ARCHITECTURE STANDARD IN JAPAN
    4. 3. COMPARISON OF IBM’S AND NEC’S STRATEGIES
    5. 4. CONCLUSION OF PROTOTYPE CASE STUDIES