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MTC Value Network for Smart City Ecosystems
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication Systems, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Centres, Center for Wireless Systems, Wireless@kth.
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KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication Systems, CoS, Radio Systems Laboratory (RS Lab). KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Centres, Center for Wireless Systems, Wireless@kth.
2016 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Looking for new markets and revenue streams, the future Smart Cities comprise a good opportunity for traditional actors of the telecommunication industry. This opportunity requires a new mindset among these actors that corresponds to re-positioning in the Smart City value chain. This means that, in order to play a role that can not be overlooked, Telecom actors should perform rather different blocks of the Smart City value chain compared to their traditional activity blocks in Mobile Telephony value chain. The Fifth Generation of mobile telecommunications technology (5G), by some actors, is then considered as the major ICT enabler for this new paradigm.

This paper intends to highlight the role of Machine Type Communications (MTC) for enabling Smart Cities. In order to do so, we introduce the building blocks of Smart City followed by four use cases from Intelligent Transport Systems and Digital Built Environment. We use these cases as the proof of concept for defining the generic MTC activities in the context of Smart City. Eventually the paper introduces the MTC value network in the context of Smart City, based on the resources associated with the activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2016.
Keyword [en]
5G, Machine Type Communication, MTC, Smart City, Value Chain, Value Network
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-190759OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-190759DiVA: diva2:952631
Conference
IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) - Workshop on “5G Enablers & Applications,
Note

QC 20160816

Available from: 2016-08-15 Created: 2016-08-15 Last updated: 2016-08-16Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Coopetition for Mobile Service Provisioning: Is it about infrastructures, services or both?
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2016 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

As a means of enhancing our everyday lives, ICT industry has caused and experienced significant transformations during past two decades. This transformation relates to technological advances within ICT, and beyond the ICT ecosystem. Wireless ICT is also not an exception in this regard. Accordingly, if we consider Internet of Things (IoT) as the main enabler for transformation, M2M is then the technological enabler of IoT that represent the Wireless ICT in the process of transformation.

In this thesis we benefit from the concept of Smart City as a place where Wireless ICT participates for digitalizing other industries. We investigate how smartification is taking place, where our findings show that wireless ICT mainly empowers other industries to provide M2M-enabled services. Consequently, this participation imposes major changes on the wireless ICT ecosystem itself. Therefore, we study the changes that are forming the “future wireless ICT”. We have studied cases from smart cities, and expanded our data collection by performing semi-structured interviews with experts and decision makers, as well as participating in multiple projects and workshops. Accordingly, we have benefited from two major theories for analyzing the collected data; namely ARA model and Five Forces framework.

Finally, we argue that traditional actors (i.e. MNOs & Vendors), first have to adopt value co-creation in new businesses. This means cooperation among these actors, which changes the Seller-Buyer relationship to Supplier-Customer, in which they co-create the value. Accordingly, we argue that the linear processes of creating value are inefficient in these new markets and value networks must be adopted instead. As a result, we introduce “vertical coopetition” as a dominant business relationship among traditional actors, and new entrants in future wireless ICT. As the main contribution of this thesis, we discuss the logic behind vertical coopetition while comparing it with horizontal coopetition.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2016. xviii, 93 p.
Series
TRITA-ICT, 2016:19
Keyword
Coopetition, ICT, Wireless, Co-creation, Value, Business
National Category
Telecommunications
Research subject
Information and Communication Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189882 (URN)978-91-7729-064-3 (ISBN)
Presentation
2016-08-25, Aula C, Electrum, Kungl Tekniska högskolan, Kistagången 16, Kista, 13:00 (English)
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QC 20160815

Available from: 2016-08-15 Created: 2016-07-22 Last updated: 2016-08-15Bibliographically approved

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