Title: Convergence: a challenge for mobile telecommunication operators – the case of the German T-Mobile

Authors: Lars Schweizer

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Abstract: This article deals with the concept of convergence analysed from the perspective of a mobile telecommunication operator, the German T-Mobile. This paper concludes that mobile telecommunication operators need to handle the paradox of simultaneously realising convergence and deconstruction by applying a set of distinct strategies, depending on a careful analysis of the considered part of the mobile value net.

Keywords: convergence; business models; business strategies; deconstruction; mobile telecommunications; value net; alliances; co-opetition; m-commerce; mobile commerce; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2006.008606

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2006 Vol.4 No.2, pp.143 - 162

Published online: 10 Jan 2006 *

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