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Telecommunications : New Dynamics and Driving Forces - A. Bianchi


New Dynamics and Driving Forces

By: A. Bianchi (Editor), G. Richeri (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1996
ISBN: 9789051992564
Number Of Pages: 144

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The book presents an updated dialogue between researchers and analysts on policy-relevant telecommunication issues and public and private sector decision makers engaged in making telecommunication policy. It focuses on the two major issues of sectoral convergence - looking at the new challenges to regulation in Europe and at company strategies for alliance and competition at the national and global level - and competition - discussing interconnection of both local/long distance, incumbent/new entrant, and universal service definition in a liberalized framework as well as the new dynamics between network and service competition with special concern on the role played by national telecom operators. Each theme concerns both corporate strategy in the international environment and public policy responses to shifting realities.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Convergence and Trans-European Networks: Some Policy Problemsp. 7
Information Highways: The European Flavourp. 19
Dynamic Industry Structure as Policy? Three Alliances and World Telecommunicationsp. 31
Investments in Convergence: Will They Return One Day?p. 45
Liberalisation, Universal Service and Interconnectionp. 55
Interconnection: The Key to Further Liberalisation in Europep. 71
Privatisation of Hungarian Telecommunications: Lessons and Questionsp. 101
Fostering and Using the Highways and Byways of Europep. 115
List of Contributorsp. 133
Authors Indexp. 135
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ISBN: 9789051992564
ISBN-10: 9051992564
Series: European Communication Policy Research S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st January 1996
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1