Opportunities and threats by mobile platforms: The (new) role of mobile network operators

@article{StanoevskaSlabeva2010OpportunitiesAT,
  title={Opportunities and threats by mobile platforms: The (new) role of mobile network operators},
  author={Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva and Thomas Wozniak},
  journal={2010 14th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-6}
}
This paper analyzes how new mobile platforms change existing value networks in the mobile service industry and describes how mobile network operators (MNOs) can react to such changes to remain competitive. A state-of-the-art analysis takes stock of mobile platforms provided by, e.g., device manufacturers and Internet companies. The business model of and ecosystem around such platforms are examined. This includes application stores, which are often tied to a mobile platform and enable developers… CONTINUE READING