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Mobile communications – On standards, classifications and generations

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  • Tadayoni, Reza
  • Henten, Anders
  • Sørensen, Jannick

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The research question addressed in this paper is concerned with the manners in which the general technological progress in mobile communications is characterized and the reasons for the differences in these modes of manifestation. The relevance of this research question is that the different manifestation modes create a degree of confusion in communications and discussions on mobile technologies. At the same time, it should be recognized that different manners of categorizing technologies illustrate the fact that categorizations are based on different purposes of the classification exercises. Also, the paper discusses the role of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in the processes of mobile standardization.

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  • Tadayoni, Reza & Henten, Anders & Sørensen, Jannick, 2018. "Mobile communications – On standards, classifications and generations," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 42(3), pages 253-262.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:42:y:2018:i:3:p:253-262
    DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2018.01.001
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