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

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

by Charles W. Steinfield
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803946071
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/07/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1An Introduction to European Telecommunications3
2Conceptual Frameworks for the Design of Telecommunications Policy18
3Trends in the Liberalization of European Telecommunications: Community Harmonization and National Divergence36
4Telecommunications Initiatives of the European Communities51
5The Transformation of International Telecommunications Standardization: European and Global Dimensions71
6Trade in Telecommunications Services: The European Community and the Uruguay Round Services Trade Negotiations97
7Fostering Telecommunications Development: The Role of the OECD118
8European Telecommunications R&D Systems in Transition140
9Telecommunication Network-Based Services in Europe161
10Mobile Communications in Europe182
11Multinational Organizations and International Private Networks: Opportunities and Constraints204
12ISDN: A European Prospect223
13Broadband Services in Europe236
14Telecommunications in Central and Eastern Europe255
15Telecommunications Strategies in the Developed World: A Hundred Flowers Blooming or Old Wine in New Bottles?272
List of Abbreviations287
Author Index293
Subject Index296
About the Contributors303

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