Assessment of wireless solutions in emerging broadband markets

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Hämmäinen, Heikki Benseny Quintana, Jaume 2016-05-12T10:41:30Z 2016-05-12T10:41:30Z 2016-05-09
dc.description.abstract Although broadband markets have grown steadily since the advent of the mobile Internet, penetration levels for developing countries are far from reaching the ordinary citizen. This thesis analyses three hypotheses as bottlenecks to the growth of emerging mobile broadband markets: (i) the low competence of users, (ii) the low quality of service, (iii) the high access price and, based on the results, alternative wireless solutions are studied to accelerate the Internet diffusion. Bottleneck hypotheses are evaluated through a quantitative bottleneck analysis that includes measured mobile QoS levels and macroeconomic indicators from a total of 9 cities including emerging (6) and advanced markets (3). Provided that low quality of service and data prices are identified as the main bottlenecks, a qualitative value network analysis evaluates wireless access technologies, caching technologies, collaborative business environments and, operator revenue models seeking a cost-effective solution. As a result, the thesis concludes that the affordability of broadband Internet is limited, in the first place, by the least cost-effective network technology (network costs need to be minimized), secondly by the level of competition in the market (profits of operators need to be minimized), and finally by business models of operators which could include subsidies from advertisers, content providers, governments, or implement a freemium model (access prices are minimized). en
dc.format.extent 53+9
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Assessment of wireless solutions in emerging broadband markets en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword broadband market en
dc.subject.keyword scalable networks en
dc.subject.keyword affordable internet en
dc.subject.keyword wireless access en
dc.subject.keyword alternative networks en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201605122016
dc.programme.major Network Economics fi
dc.programme.mcode ETA3003 fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Hämmäinen, Heikki
dc.programme TLT - Master’s Programme in Communications Ecosystem (TS2005) fi
dc.location P1 fi

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