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Competition Regulation And Convergence

Author : Sharon E. Gillett
ISBN : 9781135661878
Genre : Computers
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The telecommunications industry has experienced dynamic changes over the past several years, and those exciting events and developments are reflected in the chapters of this volume. The Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) holds an unrivaled place at the center of national public policy discourse on issues in communications and information. TPRC is one of the few places where multidisciplinary discussions take place as the norm. The papers collected here represent the current state of research in telecommunication policy, and are organized around four topics: competition, regulation, universal service, and convergence. The contentious competition issues include bundling as a strategy in software competition, combination bidding in spectrum auctions, and anticompetitive behavior in the Internet. Regulation takes up telephone number portability, decentralized regulatory decision making versus central regulatory authority, data protection, restrictions to the flow of information over the Internet, and failed Global Information Infrastructure initiatives. Universal service addresses the persistent gap in telecommunications from a socioeconomic perspective, the availability of competitive Internet access service and cost modeling. The convergence section concentrates on the costs of Internet telephony versus circuit switched telephony, the intertwined evolution of new services, new technologies, and new consumer equipment, and the politically charged question of asymmetric regulation of Internet telephony and conventional telephone service.

Internet Telephony

Author : Lee W. McKnight
ISBN : 0262133857
Genre : Computers
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This book explores issues posed by convergent voice and data networks, and considers future scenarios as Internet telephony continues to alter the communications landscape.

Telecommunications Research Trends

Author : Hans F. Ulrich
ISBN : 1604561580
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Telecommunication is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. In modern times, this process typically involves the sending of electromagnetic waves by electronic transmitters, but in earlier times telecommunication may have involved the use of smoke signals, drums or semaphore or heliograph. Today, telecommunication is widespread and devices that assist the process, such as the television, radio and telephone, are common in many parts of the world. There are also many networks that connect these devices, including computer networks, public telephone networks, radio networks and television networks. Computer communication across the Internet is one of many examples of telecommunication. This book presents the latest research from around the world.

Handbook Of Research On Telecommunications Planning And Management For Business

Author : Lee, In
ISBN : 9781605661957
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"This book provides original, in-depth, and innovative articles on telecommunications policy, management, and business applications"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook Of Research On Telecommunications Planning And Management For Business

Author : Lee, In
ISBN : 9781605661957
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"This book provides original, in-depth, and innovative articles on telecommunications policy, management, and business applications"--Provided by publisher.

The Internet And American Business

Author : William Aspray
ISBN : UOM:39015073868039
Genre : Business & Economics
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The effect of a commercialized Internet on American business, from the boom ine-commerce and adjustments by bricks-and-mortar businesses to file-sharing and communitybuilding.

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111050469
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Telecommunications Law In South Africa

Author : Lisa Thornton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123883899
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Providing a detailed overview of the policy, law, and regulation of telecommunications in South Africa, this guide explores important regulatory topics, including licensing, interconnection, and facilities leasing, and examines economics, technologies, and the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act.

The Political Economy Of Privatization And Competition

Author : Wei Li
ISBN : UVA:X006128465
Genre : Competition
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Using a new data set of the telecommunications sector on privatization (1981-98 for 167 countries) and competition policies (1990-98 for roughly 50 countries), this paper investigates the political economy determinants of privatization and liberalization in the telecommunications sector. Building on the framework of a generalized private interest theory, we derive hypotheses on how the characteristics of private interest groups and political structure affect policy changes in the telecommunications sector. We pay particular attention to how the effects of interest groups on policies vary from more democratic to less democratic countries. We find reasonably strong evidence in favour of the generalized interest group theory. Countries with stronger pro-reform interest groups (the financial services and the urban consumers) are more likely to reform. But countries are more likely to maintain state-owned monopolies in the sector when such a governance mode yields a higher pay-off for the governments -- when the telecommunications sector has higher profitability and when the fiscal deficit is higher and cannot be more easily financed by borrowing from the financial market. Democracy appears to affect the pace of reform by magnifying the voices of interest groups and by moderating politicians' discretion.

Strategies And Policies In Digital Convergence

Author : Sangin Park
ISBN : 9781599041582
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"This book addresses and positions the issues in business strategy and public policy rising from digital convergence, especially in the areas of mobile communications, broadband networks, and digital multimedia broadcast services. It presents new business opportunities generated by digital convergence, and raises governance issues in digital convergence"--Provided by publisher.

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