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S. Yrjola, "Technology Antecedents of the Platform-Based Ecosystemic Business Models beyond 5G," 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW), Seoul, Korea (South), 2020, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1109/WCNCW48565.2020.9124823

Technology antecedents of the platform-based ecosystemic business models beyond 5G

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Author: Yrjölä, Seppo1,2
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Nokia, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-08-11


The fifth generation, 5G, mobile communications technologies are expected to transform the future wireless communications services and networks’ business models and respective ecosystems. The paper discusses the extended ecosystemic platform architecture for 5G evolution consisting of components, interfaces, data and algorithms and investigates how this business framework can enable the transformation of the 5G. With roots in economics and engineering, this study looks 5G architecture through the lenses of platform-based ecosystemic business model framework utilizing themes of innovation, openness, complementarity, competition and cooperation, organization and governance, economies of scale and scope, and supply-side, demand-side, two-sided or multi-sided business models. Based on the timely review of the state-of-the-art studies on the topic in the recent literature and the results of the future-oriented workshop held in 6G Summit 2019, study showed that the transformation from current network-for-connectivity business models towards network-of-services model builds on platform with data and algorithms.

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ISBN: 978-1-7281-5178-6
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-5179-3
Pages: 1 - 8
DOI: 10.1109/WCNCW48565.2020.9124823
Host publication: 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW)
Conference: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The authors would like to acknowledge 5G-VIIMA project funded by Business Finland and Academy of Finland in 6G Flagship program (grant no. 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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