Wireless: Strategically Liberalizing the Telecommunications Market

Wireless: Strategically Liberalizing the Telecommunications Market

Wireless: Strategically Liberalizing the Telecommunications Market

Wireless: Strategically Liberalizing the Telecommunications Market

Synopsis

Its a combination of academic studies, policy analysis & corporate strategic thinking about the future of the telecommunications industry. Its for policy makers, academic researchers, & corporate managers regarding the impact of wireless access.

Excerpt

This is a book about how to use wireless access as a tool to further competition and sustainable development in the telecommunications sector. The focus of the book is mainly on the potential impact of two-way wireless communications, through existing service models such as cellular, personal communications services/networks (PCS/PCN), and emerging applications such as wireless local loop. At the same time, the discussion also includes other important forms of wireless access, such as satellite, enhanced specialized mobile radio (ESMR), and paging systems.

The research presented is a combination of academic studies, policy analysis, and corporate strategic thinking about the future of the telecommunications industry. The goal has been to create a book that would be of value to managers in both the private and public sector interested in understanding the present and future course of global privatization, liberalization policy, and the potential role of wireless access.

For policymakers and academic researchers, the value of this book comes from the discussions of how wireless access is evolving and what its potential impact will be on regulatory regimes and government institutions. By presenting both the theory and the comparative business context for the growth of wireless access around the world, the book identifies a common opportunity and potential response for policymakers in both the developed and developing world: furthering the liberalization of the telecommunications market through a specific focus on expanding competition in wireless access. Specific comparisons of competitive conditions and regulations in the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and Brazil offer a variety of conditions from which general principles on sector performance and growth can be drawn.

For corporate managers, the book presents a full range of options that companies may wish to consider as they position themselves as competitive wire-

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