Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Publications Database

Inviting New Players to the Multimedia M-Commerce Arena

Figge, Stefan
Abstract: Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) using the same terrestrial infrastructure (DVB-T) as traditional analogue television has become a mature technology with a growing number of users. Different activities have been started (e.g. DVB-H) in order to apply that infrastructure for distributing multimedia content and interactive services to mobile devices. DVB (i.e. the television industry) and 3G mobile networks (i.e. the mobile telecommunications industry) are therefore becoming competitors from a value proposition point of view. On one hand there is the television industry with its close relation to the movie and media industry as well as its often advertising based business model. On the other hand there is the mobile telecommunications industry with its focus on direct revenue models for data and services (referred to as M-Commerce), targeting on mobile subscribers. The paper will show that currently the television industry applies different business models more flexibly than the mobile telecommunications industry does. Looking at the likely upcoming competition between the both industries, the paper proposes an approach to expand the business model that is currently applied in the mobile telecommunications industry in order to make it competitive against broadcasted mobile multimedia services. As research in progress the paper addresses the question, which concepts could be applied in order to redesign the current M-Commerce business model for the sake of higher user adoption.
Keywords: Mobile multimedia; M-Commerce; Business models; 3G; Digital television
Year: 2004
Link External Source: Online Version
Book Title: Mobile Information Systems
ISBN: 978-0387228518
Adress: New York 2005
Editor: Lawrence, Elaine / Pernici, Barbara / Krogstie, John
Volume: 158
Publisher: Springer US
Pages: 311 - 321