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Analyses the evolution of China’s telephone and cable systems, in terms of the public interest, discussing current bureaucratic conflicts and policy debates over convergence, and construction of an independent broadband cable network. Looks in depth at China’s problems and the different problems...
How do European policymakers and media companies react to the AOL‐TimeWarner merger? In this short provocation, Marsden asks whether the successful coupling of the world’s largest ISP and media content creator signal le defi americain in communications, for Europe and the rest of the world? In...
Contends the best strategy for facing up to the growing demand for services in mobile communications is to learn from the experience of other countries around the globe. Addresses the key role of regulation, formulating policy framework, overcoming incumbents’ resistance and public scrutiny....
Explores the impact of competition in mobile services using data on global systems for mobile communications (GSM) technology. States international experience shows that competition in any of the digital technologies brings substantial benefits to users. Sums up that increasing numbers of...
Questions the effectiveness of regulation and the openness of markets in telecommunications, when government has a vested stake momentarily in a telecoms provider. Looks at various countries’ways of handling such as global alliances, and gives recommendations to safeguard sales of public...
Provides a detailed case study of the take‐over bid from Vodafone AirTouch for German conglomerate Mannessman, which was both audacious and massive. Addresses the question of whether a pure mobile play is indeed a sensible strategy for the new millennium, but concludes it is too early for a...
Chronicles Luxembourg authorities’ draft law on electronic commerce that indicates secrecy of correspondence may not exist in the digital world of Luxembourg. Wonders whether the “big brother” syndrome may apply, because clients do not wish to disclose that they communicate with banks.
Looks at how software has attained incredible economic power, but recommends now is the time to break out from the current hold its creators have on the general public. Gives recommendations about “free” software (which means nothing to do with price – mostly freedom of usage), which is an “open...
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