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The Next Big Thing? – A Short Story of Failures in the Communications Industry by Jean Paul Simon

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The Next Big Thing? - A Short Story of Failures in the Communications Industry

By Jean Paul Simon

Success stories are always attractive, and there are some good reasons for that. Failures do not usually achieve the same …success. Nevertheless, if the explanation for success stories is never exactly straightforward, this is also the case for failures or missed attempts, and lessons can certainly be drawn from these cases as well. We have selected a sample of cases in various segments of the communications industries: broadcasting (mobile TV), cable networks (Warner’s QUBE and the French national cable plan), manufacturing (Nokia), and telecommunications (WAP). This sample is not comprehensive, certainly not representative, probably biased and subjective.


The Next Big Thing? - A Short Story of Failures in the Communications Industry

IIC 50th Anniversary Book
Jean Paul Simon Jean Paul Simon Director, JPS Public Policy Consulting; Trustee, International Institute of Communications
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