This study explores how the consequences of interdependency in the mobile communications ecosystem affect the deployment of a technology. Eight perspectives are proposed to represent key stakeholders in the mobile communications ecosystem, including industry standards, ecosystem leaders, market demand, product and service substitutes, the business and operations model, government policy and regulation, investors, and " complementors" This assessment model was applied to mobile Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), one of the prospective 4G technologies. The results show that the critical weakness of the WiMAX ecosystem is the lack of legacy operators' support which significantly affects all the stakeholders.
- Business ecosystem
- Mobile market assessment model