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Transforming Global Information and Communication MarketsThe Political Economy of Innovation$
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Peter F. Cowhey and Jonathan D. Aronson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012850

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.001.0001

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Wireless Infrastructure

Wireless Infrastructure

(p.175) 8 Wireless Infrastructure
Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets

Peter F. Cowhey

Jonathan D. Aronson

Donald Abelson

The MIT Press

This chapter, which addresses the specialized world of standard setting and spectrum policy, and the raw politics that shaped the infrastructure of wireless communications, analyzes the introduction of wireless broadband (third-generation, [3G]) services. It shows that more competition in telecommunications markets enhanced the market performance in many countries. The politics of transition raised the costs of the transition to 3G and often helped some competitors at the expense of others. The delay in 3G opened more technological options. The chapter also reveals that modularity and the Cheap Revolution grew in importance during the delay in rolling out 3G.

Keywords:   wireless communications, wireless broadband, telecommunications markets, modularity, Cheap Revolution, infrastructure

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