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S. Yrjölä, M. Matinmikko-Blue and P. Ahokangas, "Developing 6G Visions with Stakeholder Analysis of 6G Ecosystem," 2023 Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit (EuCNC/6G Summit), Gothenburg, Sweden, 2023, pp. 705-710, doi: 10.1109/EuCNC/6GSummit58263.2023.10188379

Developing 6G visions with stakeholder analysis of 6G ecosystem

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Author: Yrjölä, Seppo1,2; Matinmikko-Blue, Marja3; Ahokangas, Petri4
Organizations: 1Nokia
2Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Centre for Wireless Communications, Infotech Oulu Focus Institute, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4Oulu Business School, Martti Ahtisaari Institute, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-08-28


This paper expands the current 6G visioning stemming from usage scenarios, key value and key performance indicators towards stakeholder dynamics utilizing stakeholder analysis from strategic management. In developing a future oriented 6G system involving incumbents and a large number of novel stakeholders with distinct views, it is essential to understand the operational environment, key stakeholder interactions, and dynamics. This paper explores the origins of the 6G platforms and identifies key stakeholders of the future 6G ecosystem. Stakeholder salience attributes including power, legitimacy, and urgency are further analyzed. Results indicate that the competition for digital platforms’ power and legitimacy is intensifying as catalytic combinations of cloud computing, AI and data are ubiquitously embedded and multiplying their impact across 6G system. The urgency indicators for the development of pervasive general-purpose 6G are collaborative research, harmonized standardization, and anticipatory regulation efforts for empowered users and developers in the ecosystem.

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Series: European Conference on Networks and Communications
ISSN: 2475-6490
ISSN-E: 2575-4912
ISSN-L: 2475-6490
ISBN: 979-8-3503-1102-0
ISBN Print: 979-8-3503-1103-7
Pages: 705 - 710
DOI: 10.1109/EuCNC/6GSummit58263.2023.10188379
Host publication: 2023 Joint European Conference on Networks and Communications & 6G Summit (EuCNC/6G Summit)
Conference: European Conference on Networks and Communications
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research has been supported by the Academy of Finland, 6G Flagship program under Grant 346208.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 346208
Detailed Information: 346208 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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