This note describes the mobile industry in 2012, and how the various participants were positioned for the future. This was a time of rapid change, as some competitors grew rapidly, while others were equally quick descent. The note focuses on the ecosystems that are developed by competing operating systems and microprocessors, and highlights developments in individual sectors relative layer software, hardware, mobile phones and network operations and strategic issues … Read more »

This note describes the mobile industry in 2012, and how the various participants were positioned for the future. This was a time of rapid change, as some competitors grew rapidly, while others were equally quick descent. The note focuses on the ecosystems that are developed by competing operating systems and microprocessors, and highlights developments in individual sectors layer software, hardware, mobile phones, network and operations as well as strategic issues related to intellectual property.
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Robert A. Burgelman,
Christopher Nguyen
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
60 pages.
Release Date: 13 August 2013. Prod #: Sm211 PDF-ENG
Evolving Competitive Dynamics of the Mobile Telecommunications Industry in 2012 and Beyond HBR case solution