The maritime telecommunications community, by its diverse nature, has some inherent protection against shortsightedness, or myopia. Its sectors have widely differing telecommunications requirements, needs for technology, and ability or willingness to invest. Demanding, capital-intensive operations such as resource exploration and exploitation coexist with much less sophisticated ones. Furthermore, the tiered nature of the provider/user markets allows rapid innovation at the upper end that eventually reaches less demanding users as cost drops. With lower costs, different industry providers have entered and developed the market. While these factors will persist in the future for maritime radionavigation and communications, there are a number of other forces that may change the dynamics. This paper describes some of these perceived forces and assesses them optimistically in the context of the theory of "Value-Chain Analysis" developed by Michael Ports.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16p.

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  • Accession Number: 00656346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM