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IMPACT ANALYSIS OF LTE-A IMPLEMENTATION: FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF NORDICTELECOMMUNICATION OPERATORS
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
INVERKAN AV EN LTE-A IMPLEMENTATION : FRÅN DE NORDISKA TELEOPERATÖRERNAS PERSPEKTIV (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The next major technological development in the ever changing mobile telecommunications market is going to be the implementation of LTE-A, a further development of what is currently known as 4G. How will such an implementation affect the market and the level of competition between the operators? This is what this thesis intends to answer.

Primarily using Michael E. Porter’s Diamond Model to establish the major factors that affect the competition, the thesis analyses the impact of the implementation upon these factors. The thesis evaluates whether this case is an example where the Governmental factor is more important than generally defined by the model.

Three studies were performed to gather the necessary empirical data; a spectrum study of the Nordic region, an offering study of the Swedish operator market, and interviews with key actors.

The major conclusions drawn were that the LTE-A implementation should not heavily affect the competitive balance of the Nordic operator markets, and that Government has a big influence on the level of competitiveness within the markets.

Abstract [sv]

Nästa stora tekniska framsteg på den evigt föränderliga mobila telekommunikationsmarknaden kommer att vara implementationen av LTE-A, en vidareutveckling av det vi idag kallar 4G. Hur kommer en sådan implementering att påverka konkurrensen på operatörsmarknaden? Detta är den centrala frågan som denna avhandling söker svaret på.

Genom huvudsaklig användning av Michael E. Porters Diamond Model fastställs de faktorer som påverkar konkurrensen, analyserar avhandlingen implementationens påverkan på dessa faktorer.

Tre studier genomfördes för att samla den empiriska data som krävdes; en spektrumstudie av den nordiska regionen, en abonnemangsstudie av den svenska operatörsmarknaden, samt intervjuer med nyckelaktörer.

De huvudsakliga slutsatserna som drogs var att LTE-A implementationen inte bör påverka konkurrensbilden inom de nordiska marknaderna nämnvärt, samt att statliga instanser har en stor påverkan på konkurrensbilden inom marknaderna.

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2013. , 82 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-142904OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-142904DiVA: diva2:704882
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