Strategy&’s practice authors developed their perspectives from industry discussions, observations of shifting market dynamics, and analysis of key indicators and data, outlining what companies should anticipate in the coming year, and how to prepare for, respond to, and manage the major trends affecting their industry. Read more
As 4G is just about to become widely available it might be a bit early to look ahead to the impact 5G might have in the next decade. Techradar tries in “5 things you should know about 5G“, but the summary is brief: It is going to be faster, bigger, better, oh, and the internet of things, of course. Read more
…in German: “Moderne Regulierung schaffen, Medienzukunft gestalten”. Hosted by Dr. Jürgen Brautmeier, Chairman of the Conference of Directors of the Media Authorities (Direktorenkonferenz der Landesmedienanstalten); keynotes by Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission, and Prof. Monika Grütters MdB, Federal Minister of State for Culture and the Media. Yet not really anything new beyond the ongoing discussions on cross-platform regulation and modernized copyright. For details and documentation see the symposium’s website.
According to the Pew Research Center, Americans increasingly view the internet and cellphones as essential. Read their synopsis here.
The Economist shares an interesting outlook on wireless connectivity: WiFi, once viewed by mobile carriers as a threat to 3G/4G services, is now seen as the most cost-effective way of helping mobile-phone companies meet their customers’ insatiable demand for bandwidth. But it is still a bumpy road across a variety of access types, and whether we will really one day enjoy seamless connectivity remains to be seen. – read article
On October 13th Jean Tirole was awarded the Nobel prize in economics for his work on “industrial organisation”. Mr Tirole began publishing in the 1980s, when it quickly became clear that new, liberalised industries might not form perfectly competitive markets. He developed a novel way of thinking about the difficulties regulators face managing such markets. – Source: The Economist
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