Marja Matinmikko-Blue is Senior Research Fellow at Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu.
Prior to joining CWC, she worked at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. in 2001-2015 where she led national research consortia on spectrum sharing trials.
She holds a Dr.Sc. (Tech.) degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from University of Oulu.
In 2016-2018 she managed uO5G project that proposed a new micro operator concept for local service delivery in 5G.
Currently she is Research Coordinator of 6G Flagship – Finnish Wireless Flagship for 2018-2026.
She conducts inter-disciplinary research on future mobile communication networks from business, technical, and regulatory perspective in close collaboration with industry, academia, and regulators.
She has published over 120 scientific papers and prepared 100 contributions to spectrum regulatory forums in Europe (CEPT) and globally (ITU).
Changes in mobile business ecosystems
Next generation mobile communication networks are expected to be a key enabler for industrial transformations and allow the emergence of innovative business models across multiple sectors. Spectrum decisions made by the regulators will play a critical role in meeting these expectations in defining who is allowed to deploy and operate the networks. Growing interest towards locally deployed mobile communication networks has given rise to new deployment models where the traditional mobile network operators are complemented with local solutions deployed by different stakeholders. This presentation reviews the trends of change in the mobile business ecosystem and highlights the role of spectrum decisions in shaping the business ecosystem. An overview of recent 5G spectrum decisions is given showcasing the divergence in the approaches that the national regulators have taken towards local mobile communication networks.