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Matinmikko, M., Mustonen, M. and Haapasalo, H. (2017) ‘Stakeholder analysis for future use of the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band’, Int. J. Technology, Policy and Management, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp.159–183. DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2017.084538

Stakeholder analysis for future use of the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band

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Author: Matinmikko, Marja1; Mustonen, Miia2; Haapasalo, Harri3
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Radio Systems, Oulu, Finland
3Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Inderscience, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-04-04


Changes in media consumption and growing use of video on-demand services are challenging the traditional media service delivery mechanisms. Linear over-the-air television service operating in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) broadcasting band is no longer sufficient to meet the changing demand. Growing mobile use of multi-media content is putting pressure on mobile broadband networks to support high data rates for large numbers of simultaneous users. Policy-makers in Europe are discussing more flexible use of the UHF band between broadcasting and mobile broadband services for more efficient media delivery. This paper explores the future use of the UHF band through strategic management of stakeholders. We identify key stakeholders, analyse their partner networks and evaluate their salience using power, legitimacy and urgency attributes. The developed stakeholder analysis helps to reach a long-term compromise and reveals the emergence of a new role for flexible use of the UHF band between broadcasting and mobile communication sectors.

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Series: International journal of technology, policy and management
ISSN: 1468-4322
ISSN-E: 1741-5292
ISSN-L: 1468-4322
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Pages: 159 - 183
DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2017.084538
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Copyright information: Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.