The Broadband Explosion: Leading Thinkers on the Promise of a Truly Interactive World

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What True Interactivity Will Mean for Business

Emerging digital technologies and wireless devices will enable greater interactive communication. At the heart of this growth is cheap and abundant bandwidth-a broadband explosion that will lead to the next level of economic value creation.

This timely collection of essays provides useful insights. Leading thinkers from Clayton Christensen to Takeshi Natsuno discuss topics including the potential of emerging technologies and new business models that will result from broadband deployment.

Author Bio: Robert D. Austin is an associate professor at Harvard Business School. Stephen P. Bradley is the William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is the coauthor of Sense and Respond: Capturing Value in the Network Era (HBS Press, 1998).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591396703
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 9/12/2005
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The broadband explosion 3
2 Broadband and collaboration 21
3 Broadband deployment : from vision to reality 39
4 Valuation bubbles and broadband deployment 65
5 Disruption, disintegration, and the impact of new telecommunications technologies 91
6 Internet2 : the promise of truly advanced broadband 119
7 Broadband and hyperdifferentiation : creating value by being really different 137
8 eChoupal : revolutionizing supply chains in rural India 165
9 i-mode : value chain strategy in the wireless ecosystem 183
10 Wi-Fi : complement or substitute for 3G? 201
11 Wireless local area networks : why integration is inevitable 225
12 Widespread adoption of wireless enterprise solutions 241
13 The inevitability of broadband 265
14 Protecting telecommunications infrastructure from malicious threats 287
15 Open spectrum : the great wireless hope 313
16 The Balkanization of the broadband Internet 337
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