Download file to see previous pages...
Likewise, changes and innovations that span across international shores bring stiffer competitions that drastically stir the global mobile telecommunications arena. From a published report written by Hockenson (2012), the author revealed that the United States has actually been recently toppled from the top level in the global telecommunications market due to speed, price, and cutting edge technology. The source of the problem was pinpointed to lack of competition in the domestic market, severe limited resource, and lack of government support (Hockenson, 2012).
The current study hereby aims to explore innovation theories that are applied in the mobile telecommunications industry, in general. Specifically, the application of these theories would be examined through the introduction and growth of smartphones, particularly focusing on iPhone. As emphasized, “it was really the arrival of the iPhone that forced the industry to change. Rather than controlling the apps and portals market, the industry has become a broadband infrastructure facilitator. This has created a new growth area in the industry which is based more on infrastructure than on apps or services” (Budde, et al.: Executive Summary, 2012, par. 2). As such, the innovative theories and applications exhibited and manifested by iPhone would be presented in greater depth and detail. 1.1 Innovation: Background The origin or historical background of innovation was discussed in Godin’s (2008) working paper who provided a genealogical history of ‘innovation’ by exploring three hypotheses: “(1) innovation is about novelty (arising from human creativity), as etymology, dictionaries and history suggest; (2) the history of innovation as “creativity” is that of three concepts (and their derivatives): Imitation > Invention > Innovation; and (3) innovation as a break with the past” (Godin, 2008, p. 8). Its historical backdrop has therefore been studied by various scholars since 1890 to contain the abovementioned hypotheses, and summarized as Table 1, below: Source: Godin, 2008 From the table, it could be deduced that innovation as addressing the customers’ or organizations’ needs and problems only emerged in 1983 through the study conducted by Rogers (1983). It is through these historical evolution that contempory theories and concepts of innovation in contemporary times emerged. 1.2 Definitions Prior to discussing the theories and application of innovation in the mobile telecommunications industry, it is imperative to disclose significant definitions of the term ‘
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
According to the paper in today’s dynamic and competitive environment, it is vital for every organisation to keep track of the changes happening in its surroundings so that it can maintain its competitive edge in the market. Dynamic changes is causing products and business processes to change at a rapid pace and to succeed in such an environment.
The innovative standards of telecommunication industry are: GSM, GPRS, CDMA, 3G, LITE, etc. In a technological world change is vital to run the industry (Malerba 2004). The innovations in mobile communication industry have great impacts on it, in terms of increase of mobile users.
The objective of this paper would be to understand the issues that Nokia is facing with regard to their smart phone market. After a good understanding of the issue which would keep into focus the competitor’s strategy regarding smart phones, a strategy adjustment would be recommended for Nokia smart phones. This study will happen understand the smartphone market. Analysis of the smartphone market will be conducted which will provide a source of understanding for both existing and new competitors of smartphones.
This revolution means that the country and indeed the whole world, is steadily becoming more and more dependent on electronic methods of communication. The situation may also have ushered in a phenomenon of globalization. The outcomes and implications of these changes have also gradually become the main focus of scholarly research, media technology and policy making.
Vodafone was formed in 1984 as a subsidiary of Racal Electronics Plc. In September 1991, it was fully de-merged from Racal Electronics Plc and became an independent company, at which time its name changed to Vodafone Group Plc (www.vodafone.com). Between 1991 and 1999, the Group consolidated its position in the UK and enhanced its international interests through a series of transactions.
The first commercial electrical telegraph was built in 1839. The conventional telephone was invented in 1876. Wireless communication was established in 1901. Transmission of moving pictures was demonstrated in 1925. Research on computer networks and the Internet started in 1940s.
Innovation can be described as anything which is new and is useful to the people who are meant to use it, this could be anything from being a business process to a new product. The importance of innovation is immense because innovation is what brings