Comparison of WiBro and TD-LTE deployment networks: implications for standards competition

Kim, D.-H. , Lee, H. and Kwak, J. (2016) Comparison of WiBro and TD-LTE deployment networks: implications for standards competition. International Journal of Services and Standards, 11(4), 318. (doi: 10.1504/IJSS.2016.082428)

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It has been an enigma for the communities of practice and academia in the field of standards as to why, when the capabilities of a technology are not much different or even superior to those of their competitors, only some standards lead to commercial success. Previous literature indicates that a standard needs organisational support and legitimacy amongst audiences, including distributors, influenced by network connectivity and configuration. Using a social network analysis, this paper visualises and compares the networks of wireless broadband and time domain-long-term evolution deployment in the global market. The results show that the presence of a few key sponsors with financial resources and a large installed base is more important than the size of the network. Consequently, we draw some implications for sustainable deployment of future standards.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kim, Dr Dong-Hyu
Authors: Kim, D.-H., Lee, H., and Kwak, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:International Journal of Services and Standards
Publisher:Inderscience Publishers
ISSN (Online):1740-8857
Published Online:20 February 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Inderscience
First Published:First published in International Journal of Services and Standards 11(4):318
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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