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Setting Global Telecommunications Standards : The Stakes, the Players and the Process - Gerd Wallenstein

Setting Global Telecommunications Standards

The Stakes, the Players and the Process

Hardcover Published: 19th January 1990
ISBN: 9780890063903
Number Of Pages: 276

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Combines four approaches to the subject: the reporting of newsworthy developments, the analysis of these developments, the synthesis of decisions and events occurring over widely dispersed areas, and the author's judgment and opinion about the significance of these events. Chapters discuss the indus

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
The Industry's Own Drive to Standardsp. 5
Standards in the Information Societyp. 5
Need for Network Standardsp. 6
Laying the Foundationsp. 7
The Multifaceted Evolution of Standardsp. 15
Assuring Transmission Performancep. 16
Specifications for Mandatory End-to-End Compatibilityp. 18
The Wave of A Priori Standardsp. 19
Digital Transmission Systemsp. 20
Signalling Systemsp. 21
ISDNp. 33
Public Data Networksp. 43
Standardization is Innovation's Key to the Marketp. 53
Stratification and Arbitration of Standardsp. 61
Definitionsp. 61
Origin and Economic Significance of CCITT and CCIR Recommendationsp. 63
The CCITT Backgroundp. 63
Radio Communicationp. 67
Levels of Standardizationp. 69
The Intergovernmental Treaty Levelp. 69
Study Group Levelp. 70
The Self-Regulating Groupsp. 74
Standards in National Telecommunicationp. 78
Fields of Applicationp. 78
Interaction of Service Providers and Materials Suppliersp. 78
Logic of a National Standards Hierarchyp. 79
Provider-Supplier Relationshipsp. 80
Two International Bodies with Cognizance and Cloutp. 83
Introductory Remarksp. 83
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)p. 84
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)p. 85
Joint Coordination Becomes Effectivep. 89
Perestroika West: an Era of Telecommunication Reformp. 97
Preview of this Chapter's Contentp. 97
The Green Paper's Unified Europep. 98
Implementing the Green Paper (February 1988)p. 99
Summary Report of the Green Paper (June 1987)p. 118
The Greene Court's Fragmented United Statesp. 131
The Modification of Final Judgment (MFJ)p. 132
Judge Greene's Opinion, Preparatory to MFJp. 141
The EC's View of the Regulatory Situation in the United Statesp. 144
Twenty-five Years of FCC Rule-Making: A Summaryp. 154
User Group Organizationsp. 154
Introductionp. 154
Intugp. 157
ICC (International Chamber of Commerce)p. 159
Eusidicp. 162
National ISDN Users' Forum (NIU)p. 164
Telecommunication Restructuring in the Federal Republic of Germanyp. 167
Backgroundp. 167
The Commission's Recommendationsp. 168
Implementation of German Restructuringp. 171
Regulatory Developments in the United Kingdomp. 172
Regulatory Bodyp. 172
Telecommunications Operatorsp. 173
The Current Situation with Regard to Equipment and Servicesp. 173
Current National Trends and Discussion on Regulatory Issuesp. 174
Regulatory Developments in Japanp. 177
Historyp. 177
The New Telecommunications Lawsp. 178
Role of the MPT (Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications)p. 180
Results of the New Lawsp. 180
Effect of the New Laws on NTTp. 181
Consequences of Reform and Market Pressuresp. 183
Introductionp. 183
Standards-Making in Post-Divestiture United Statesp. 183
A Positive-Sum Game among Adversaries?p. 183
Standards Committee T1p. 186
Bellcore, Old "Standards Bearer" by a New Namep. 192
Telecommunications Industry Standards Associationp. 197
State Department Controls US Interaction with CCITTp. 199
The European Solution: From CEPT to TRAC and ETSIp. 202
CEPT Structure (European Conference of Posts and Telecommunications)p. 202
Objectivesp. 202
Organizationp. 203
Relations between CEPT and the European Communityp. 203
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)p. 207
Genesis of a Regional Powerhousep. 207
How ETSI Makes Regional Standards Go all the Wayp. 208
ETSI's Organization and Modus Operandip. 209
CCITT Responds to Criticismp. 222
Conclusionsp. 233
Outlook for Competition in World Marketsp. 233
Outlook for Nonindustrialized Countriesp. 240
Learning to Play the Suprapower Gamep. 240
Concluding Summaryp. 242
Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 245
Select Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780890063903
ISBN-10: 0890063907
Series: Telecommunications Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 19th January 1990
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.58