Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2004


Dragan Milosevic

Course Title

Capstone Project

Course Number

EMGT 589/689


High technology industries -- Management -- Case studies, Mobile communication systems -- South Korea, Mobile commerce -- Technological innovations


This project is only available to students, staff, and faculty of Portland State University


The advanced mobile communication services have a huge potential for innovation on voice/data communication industries, software industries and wireless industries. It also opens new business opportunities to all non-telecommunication companies, which are mostly customer-service oriented companies, such as banks, and thus makes them to directly access customers through mobile handsets. In this paper, the current mobile technologies are introduced, and the evolution path of the mobile technologies draws a big picture of the global usage of the mobile technologies. The key aspects that mobile operators consider when they deploy a new mobile technology are observed in terms of the user’s points of view as well as the operator’s points of view. The new value net of the next generation mobile communication shows the trend of mobile communication industries. As a case study, this paper presents the past, the present and the future of the Korean mobile industry. The collaborative work of the government, industries and academics brought the successful deployment of CDMA technology, and opened many business opportunities exporting mobile products and transferring the mature technology to other developing countries. This paper presents the Korean R&D activities for the next generation mobile technology (4G) through which Korea intends to keep the readership of the global mobile communication industry.

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