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World Telecommunications Economics : I E E TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERIES - Jeffery J. Wheatley

World Telecommunications Economics

I E E TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERIES

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Published: 1998
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This book introduces the telecommunications manager, engineer, administrator and regulator to the concepts of economics in the context of their field. Taking an international perspective, coverage includes principles of economics and their relationship with engineering and technology; critical trends; telecomms technology; industry economics; telecomms economy; demand; costing; pricing; regulation and performance.

'the book provides an excellent introductory course in telecommunication economics and policy. It can also be recommended for the regulator, or public policy advocate trying to rapidly grasp the intricacies of economics and regulation and apply them to the telecommunication sector.' * Telecommunications Policy * 'a well-written and informative book that covers a broad range of interesting topics in the area of telecommunications economics. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with a interest not only in telecommunications economics but also in telecommunications in general.' * The Business Economist *

Preface
Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
Telecommunications technologyp. 31
The world telecommunications economyp. 57
The structure of demandp. 87
The economics of supplyp. 111
Market structure and dynamicsp. 129
Cost structures in telecommunications operationsp. 159
Welfare economics for telecommunicationsp. 187
Telecommunications service pricesp. 211
Industrial structure and ownershipp. 241
Forward planningp. 253
Telecommunications policy and regulationp. 267
Practical problems with regulationp. 307
Universal servicep. 319
Performance measuresp. 339
Econometric modellingp. 373
International telecommunicationsp. 389
Strategic issues for suppliers and operatorsp. 417
Diversification into less developed countriesp. 443
Indexp. 465
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ISBN: 9780852969366
ISBN-10: 0852969368
Series: I E E TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERIES
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 1998
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.98