The Communications Industries in the Era of Convergence

By Catherine E.A. Mulligan

© 2011 – Routledge

346 pages | 128 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415584845
pub: 2011-09-29
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About the Book

This book provides a unique view of the evolution of these industries, drawing out how technology and economic forces have worked together to create platforms around which different companies interact. Through identifying the key aspects of this evolution over the past decades, the author is able to put forward a unique view of the emerging industrial structure of the communications industries – the formation of an Information-Driven Global Commodity Chain, one that holds both incredible promise and challenges for our world.


‘A timely book on one of the most fascinating developments of our age.’ - Rohit Prasad, Chairperson, Centre for Entrepreneurship, India, in Vision (16:1) 2012

Table of Contents

Preface & Acknowledgements. Dedication. Foreward 1. Introduction to the Communications Industries 2. Technical Fundamentals 3. Economic Fundamentals 4. Semiconductors 5. Computing Platforms 6. Emerging Cloud Computing Platforms 7. Mobile Network Platforms 8. The Emerging Mobile Broadband Platform 9. Mobile Devices 10. A Converged Communications Industry

About the Author

Catherine Mulligan is a Transitional Fellow in Innovation Studies at Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Global Competition

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications Industries