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Globalism and Localism in Telecommunications

by Eli M. Noam

Globalism and Localism in Telecommunications Synopsis

The telecommunications industry is being transformed by contradictory forces: on the one hand, the trend toward global expansion by carriers, and on the other hand, fragmentation and entry in local communications. These transformations represent two sides of the same issue: a blurring of market boundaries created through technical innovation, policy liberalization, user initiatives and entrepreneurialism. The result is a complex web of overlapping network definitions, product and service markets, carrier types, technical standards, government policies, financial arrangements, and cooperative ventures. This volume discusses the complexities of these bi-polar forces and maps out the policy issues which need to be addressed today and in the future.

Globalism and Localism in Telecommunications Press Reviews

...Globalism and Localism in Telecommunications is a valuable text reviewing some of the most pressing questions in telecommunications policy. It is an invaluable acquisition for university libraries. Prometheus

Book Information

ISBN: 9780444823823
Publication date: 16th March 1997
Author: Eli M. Noam
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd an imprint of Emerald Publishing Limited
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: Postal & telecommunications industries,

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