Vertical Integration For Degree Of Master Of Engineering

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Vertical Integration in Wireless Networks

Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of
Major Subject: Internetworking

Halifax, Nova Scotia,
September, 2015.

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The undersigned hereby certify that they have read and award a pass in INWK 6800 for the seminar project entitled "Vertical Integration in Wireless Networks" by Krishna Shesha sai in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Engineering.
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Vertical Integration is the process in which several steps in the production and/or distribution of a product or service are controlled by a single company or entity, in order to increase that company’s or entity’s power in the market place. Vertical expansion is also known as a vertical acquisition.
Nineteenth-century steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie’s example in the use of vertical integration led others to use the system to promote financial growth and efficiency in their businesses.
Vertical integration can be a highly important strategy, but it is notoriously difficult to implement successfully and—when it turns out to be the wrong strategy—costly to fix.
1.1 Breaking down Vertical Integration:
Backward and forward integration are types of vertical integration. A company that expands backward on the production path has backward integration, while a company that expands forward on the production path is forward integrated.

Examples of vertical integration include:

- A private company that both originates and services mortgages, meaning that it both lends money to homebuyers and collects their monthly payments.

- A solar power company that produces photovoltaic products and also manufacturers the
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