Control and Value in Mobile Communications: A Political Economy of the Reconfiguration of Business Models in the European Mobile Industry

@article{Ballon2009ControlAV,
  title={Control and Value in Mobile Communications: A Political Economy of the Reconfiguration of Business Models in the European Mobile Industry},
  author={Pieter Ballon},
  journal={IO: Productivity},
  year={2009}
}
  • P. Ballon
  • Published 14 January 2009
  • Business
  • IO: Productivity
The emergence of software platforms and internet-like end-to-end architectures in mobile communications systems, as well as the expected breakthrough of a range of alternative wireless network technologies, are causing intense pressure on the dominant technological and business set-up in the mobile industry. A strong current in business and academic literature is arguing that the 'open and modular' internet architectures will (or should) wipe away the current 'closed and integrated… 

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