Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/169472
Authors: 
Kim, Suwon
Nam, Chan-gi
Lee, Sangwoo
Kim, Seongcheol
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
28th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS): "Competition and Regulation in the Information Age", Passau, Germany, 30th July - 2nd August, 2017
Abstract: 
5G needs to be viewed as a request for network upgrade driven by demands for innovative services, not only by demands for enhanced mobile networks per se. The R&D plan of the Korean government has been discordant with the vision of 5G, maintaining the tradition of sector- or issue-based R&D project support. This study proposed a strategic decision model for the 5G mobile industry, focusing on public R&D resource allocation, in response to the call for a revision of the ICT policy framework in Korea. The proposed model employed a criteriabased, quantitative, and comprehensive approach, using the AHP method, and an expert survey was conducted. The results showed that service platform is the critical layer that deserves priority in strategic public R&D resource input. Also, the ICT experts in Korea formed a consensus that upgrading physical networks per se is not the main driver of the next generation mobile industry, which verified the validity of the model.
Subjects: 
5G mobile
R&D
resource allocation
analytic hierarchy process
policy revision
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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