This multi-year research initiative seeks to inform policies toward advanced ICT service and applications in the United States, with a current emphasis on 5G wireless services, platform ecosystems, and systemic types of innovation (e.g., smart mobility). Many of the topics addressed will also apply to emergent technologies, including 6G and sub-THz services as well as the Internet of Intelligence (IoI). 5G, 6G and sub-THz wireless services will constitute an integral part of the future gigabit communication network infrastructure. Platform ecosystems have been the focus of much criticism but the drivers of innovation in these markets, and positive and negative effects of digital platforms, are only poorly understood. Projects in this area will examine how policy choices affect innovation outcomes. A $100,000 gift from Facebook helped launch work in this family of projects.
- Johannes M. Bauer, Director and Professor, Quello Center and Department of Media and Information
- Tiago S. Prado, Ph.D. Student, Information and Media, MSU; Quello Center
- Steven S. Wildman, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University; former Director of the Quello Center, Senior Fellow with the Silicon Flatirons Center and a Visiting Scholar with the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, both at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Publications and Working Papers
- Bauer, J.M. and Prado, T.S., Digital Platforms and Innovation: Lessons for Innovation Policy and Regulation (December 15, 2020). Available at: SSRN or DOI
- Bauer, J. M., & Bohlin, E. (2019). The Role of Regulation in 5G Market Design. Working paper. Available at SSRN.
- Bauer, J.M. & Bohlin, E. (2021). Regulation and Innovation in 5G Markets. Under review.
- Knieps, G. & Bauer, J.M. (2021). Internet of Things and 5G Localization. Quello Center Working Paper 02-21. Under review.