Telecommunications in Transition: Policies, Services and Technologies in the European Community / Edition 1

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Overview

In today's global economy, the role of telecommunications is becoming increasingly strategic. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the evolving European Community where the players, issues, emerging technologies, services and policy trends are undergoing unprecedented change.

In this volume, leading scholars from both North America and Europe provide the necessary background information for analyzing European telecommunications policies, including conceptual frameworks, institutional structures, liberalization approaches and new technology and service initiatives. This is the only text to examine issues comparatively across national contexts, and includes a broad perspective of the entire European Community.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803946071
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/7/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
An Introduction to European Telecommunications - Charles Steinfield
Conceptual Frameworks for the Design of Telecommunications Policy - Johannes M Bauer
Trends in the Liberalization of European Telecommunications - Laurence Caby and Charles Steinfield
Community Harmonization and National Divergence
PART TWO: EUROPEAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS INSTITUTIONS AND ISSUES
Telecommunications Initiatives of the European Communities - Johannes M Bauer and Charles Steinfield
The Transformation of International Telecommunications Standardization - William J Drake
European and Global Dimensions
Trade in Telecommunications Services - R Brian Woodrow and Pierre Sauvé
The European Community and the Uruguay Round Services Trade Negotiations
Fostering Telecommunications Development - Dimitri Ypsilanti and Tim Kelly
The Role of the OECD
European Telecommunications R&D Systems in Transition - Thomas Schnöring
PART THREE: TECHNOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, SERVICES, AND APPLICATIONS
Telecommunication Network-Based Services in Europe - Harry Bouwman and Michael Latzer and - Jürgen Müller
Mobile Communications in Europe - Saadet Toker
Multinational Organizations and International Private Networks - Robin Mansell
Opportunities and Constraints
ISDN - Jacques Arlandis
A European Prospect
Broadband Services in Europe - Stephen Connell
PART FOUR: EMERGING TRENDS AND GLOBAL STRATEGIES
Telecommunications in Central and Eastern Europe - Johannes M Bauer and Joseph D Straubhaar
Telecommunications Strategies in the Developed World - Eli M Noam and Richard A Kramer
A Hundred Flowers Blooming or Old Wine in New Bottles?

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