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Mobile Communication Today and Tomorrow

A Quello Policy Research Paper, Quello Center, Michigan State University.

74 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2014 Last revised: 2 Dec 2015

William H. Dutton

Michigan State University - Quello Center

Ginette Law

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Darja Groselj

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Frank Hangler

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Gili Vidan

Harvard University - Department of the History of Science

Lin Cheng

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

Xiaobin Lu

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

Hui Zhi

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

Qiyong Zhao

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

Bin Wang

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

Date Written: December 4, 2014

Abstract

The evolution of mobile is reshaping the future of communication in the digital age. This report identifies emerging patterns of mobile communication and the factors that are shaping its future, including its societal implications. This analysis is used to speculate on alternative scenarios for the future of mobile communication and key developments on which these futures depend. The analyses of trends, and the emerging scenarios they support, are based on a critical overview of existing literature, empirical data on mobile adoption and use, and interviews with experts in mobile and related technologies, communication, and information services. While this review is limited, both with respect to the data available and the range of interviews conducted, it suggests fruitful directions for further research on the future of one of the most important areas of innovation in our digital world.

Keywords: mobile, Internet, future, communication, digital, research

Suggested Citation

Dutton, William H. and Law, Ginette and Groselj, Darja and Hangler, Frank and Vidan, Gili and Cheng, Lin and Lu, Xiaobin and Zhi, Hui and Zhao, Qiyong and Wang, Bin, Mobile Communication Today and Tomorrow (December 4, 2014). A Quello Policy Research Paper, Quello Center, Michigan State University.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2534236 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2534236

William H. Dutton (Contact Author)

Michigan State University - Quello Center ( email )

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East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
United States

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Ginette Law

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

Darja Groselj

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

Frank Hangler

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

Gili Vidan

Harvard University - Department of the History of Science ( email )

Science Center 364
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Lin Cheng

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd ( email )

Shenzhen, Guangdong
China

Xiaobin Lu

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd ( email )

Shenzhen, Guangdong
China

Hui Zhi

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd ( email )

Shenzhen, Guangdong
China

Qiyong Zhao

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd ( email )

Shenzhen, Guangdong
China

Bin Wang

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd ( email )

Shenzhen, Guangdong
China

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