Technology Evolution and the Internet

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Dezember 2004



Aims to highlight the economic aspects of the evolution of communications technologies beyond the fixed-line telephony infrastructure. This volume covers the major technological developments and tracks the changes in these developments, linking them to the ways that both communications can take place and that institutions and policies can evolve.


1. Technology evolution and the Internet Section I Evolution of major alternatives to traditional telephone networks 2. Emerging network technologies (B. Mitchell, D. Hatfield, P. Srinagesh). 3. Bandwagon effects (J. Rohlfs). 4. Platform competition in telecommunications (J. Church, N. Gandal). 4. Broadband communications (B. Crandall). 6. Cable television (T. Hazlett ). 7. Wireless communications (J. Gans, S. King, J. Wright). Section II The Internet. 8. The economic geography of the Internet infrastructure in the United States (S. Greenstein). 9. Economics of the internet backbone (N. Economides). 10. Pricing traffic on interconnnected networks: Issues, approaches and solutions (A. Gupta, D. Stahl, A. Whinston). 11. Toward an economics of the domain name system (M. Mueller). Section III Institutional considerations 11. Convergence and mergers (G. Faulhaber). 12. Internet anti-trust issues (G. Sidak). 13. Telecommunications and economic development (B. Wellenius, D. Townsend). 15. Institutional changes in emerging markets; Implications for the telecommunications sector (P.T. Spiller).
EAN: 9780444514233
ISBN: 0444514236
Untertitel: 'Handbook of Telecommunications'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 663 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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