Fostering Innovation in Networked Communications: Test and Experimentation Platforms for Broadband Systems

Fostering Innovation in Networked Communications: Test and Experimentation Platforms for Broadband Systems

Pieter Ballon (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), Jo Pierson (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium) and Simon Delaere (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-069-1.ch007
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Abstract

This chapter examines how to foster innovation in networked communications by setting up broadband environments for joint testing and experimenting. It identi?es six types of test and experimentation platforms (TEPs), based on criteria such as technological maturity, openness, and focus. The typology is matched with the characteristics of real-life TEPs in three European benchmark countries, that is, Finland, The Netherlands, and the UK. The authors argue that the creation of open platforms furthers the interplay between business actors in the value chain, helping to tackle the systemic failures associated with broadband innovation. They demonstrate that the strategic relevance of TEPs lies in the extent to which networked communications between all stakeholders, including users, is made possible in the establishment of a trusted setting that resembles real-life situations (as closely as possible) and in the support of non-linear, mutual shaping innovation processes with semi-mature technology.

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Preface
Simon Heilesen, Sisse Siggaard Jensen
Acknowledgments
Simon Heilesen, Sisse Siggaard Jensen
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