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Telecommunications Transformation : Technology, Strategy and Policy - Erik Bohlin

Telecommunications Transformation

Technology, Strategy and Policy

By: Erik Bohlin (Editor), S.L. Levin (Editor)


Published: 1st January 1997
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This volume of papers by leading telecommunications experts from around the world addresses in an integrated fashion the ongoing transformation of telecommunications. The book covers technology, economics, the law, and other social sciences and focuses on both theory and policy. Major topics include the impact of new technology on networks and users, network evolution and firm structure and strategy, pricing and interconnection, demand and policy for the Internet, and competition and the United States Telecommunications Act of 1996. The papers in this book represent a unique integration of topics, appropriate for a converging industry, and they also include the first wide-ranging analysis and critique of telecommunications policy in the United States following the 1996 Act.

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Biographical Information
Telecommunications Transformation: Technology, Strategy and Policyp. 3
The Future of Consumer Devices in a Multimedia Universep. 11
An Overview of xDSL Technology and its Implications for High-Speed Networkingp. 21
The Evolving Role of Satellites in Providing Current and Future Broadband Servicesp. 31
A Future of Information Technologies (Vision 2015)p. 41
Optimal Industry Structure in International Telecommunications: A Mathematical Modelp. 53
An Application of Chaos Theory to the Evolving Telecommunications/Information Systemp. 65
Organizing Global Seamless Networks: Contracts, Alliances and Hierarchiesp. 101
Capabilities in the Multimedia Regime: The Case of Telecommunications Operatorsp. 121
Electronic Network Use and Coordination Between Producers and Suppliers: A French and US Comparative Analysisp. 135
Sustaining a Vertically Disintegrated Network Through a Bearer Service Marketp. 151
A Yardstick Approach to Optimal Access Pricingp. 175
International Settlements: A Time for Changep. 189
The Demand for Internet and On-line Accessp. 205
The Internet, Externalities and Public Policyp. 219
'Lemons' in Cyberspace: A Call for Middlemenp. 235
Copyright Law and Innovation Policy: Challenge of the Internetp. 255
The Internet and the Future of Security: The Globalization of Space, Time and Imagep. 271
The State Borderline In the Cyberspacep. 281
The Telecommunications Act of 1996: A Policy Analysis Test Bedp. 299
Economic Analysis of Federal Communications Commission Decisions for Implementing Local Telephone Competitionp. 315
Costing and Pricing for Local Exchange Competition: Experience under the U.S. Telecommunications Actp. 331
Designing Regulation to Achieve Universal Service Goals: Unilateral or Bilateral Rulesp. 343
The U.S. Telecommunications Act of 1996, The Internet, and Access Charges: A Case Studyp. 361
Winning and Losing the Telecommunications Sweepstakes of 1996p. 373
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ISBN: 9789051993660
ISBN-10: 9051993668
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1