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P. Ahokangas, S. Yrjölä, M. Matinmikko-Blue, V. Seppänen and T. Koivumäki, "Antecedents of Future 6G Mobile Ecosystems," 2020 2nd 6G Wireless Summit (6G SUMMIT), Levi, Finland, 2020, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/6GSUMMIT49458.2020.9083756

Antecedents of future 6G mobile ecosystems

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Author: Ahokangas, Petri1; Yrjölä, Seppo2,3; Matinmikko-Blue, Marja3;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Martti Ahtisaari Institute, Oulu Business School, Oulu, Finland
2Nokia, Oulu, Finland
3University of Oulu, Centre for Wireless Communications, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-10-01


This paper applies an integrative, futures-oriented action research methodology to explore the antecedents of future 6G mobile communications ecosystems. Based on extant ecosystem research, the paper develops a conceptual framework to depict and analyze mobile communications ecosystems. The developed framework is used for analyzing future 6G mobile communications ecosystems by looking at ecosystem contingencies, structures, process, goals, and outcomes, and it briefly discusses the key transformations anticipated for 6G mobile ecosystems. The results indicate that 6G will bring about fundamental structural changes to the mobile ecosystem, calls for novel models of ecosystem governance and regulation that highlight privacy, security, environmental sustainability and societal resilience.

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ISBN: 978-1-7281-6047-4
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-6048-1
Pages: 1 - 5
Article number: 9083756
DOI: 10.1109/6GSUMMIT49458.2020.9083756
Host publication: 2nd 6G Wireless Summit (6G SUMMIT)
Conference: 6G Wireless Summit
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The authors acknowledge the support from Business Finland 5G-VIIMA project and 6G Flagship program funded by the Academy of Finland (grant no. 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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