Converging Communications

Converging Communications

The extent and the pace of change in the communications sector threatens to present public policy makers with radically ... Only a wide and comprehensive view of the converging sectors can produce an effective framework for regulation .

Author: Cristina Murroni

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 1860300421

Category: Communication policy

Page: 66

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Categories: Communication policy

EU Competition Law and Regulation in the Converging Telecommunications Media and IT Sectors

EU Competition Law and Regulation in the Converging Telecommunications  Media and IT Sectors

ii) Identification of Commercial Content and Minimum Qualitative Obligations Regarding Commercial Communications Commercial communications are defined in the Directive on electronic commerce180 as any message intended to promote a ...

Author: Nikos Th Nikolinakos

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041124692

Category: Law

Page: 698

View: 399

This book presents the most thoroughgoing model yet offered to ensure the emergence of a genuinely competitive electronic communications industry in Europe. In the course of its in-depth analysis the discussion focuses on such factors as the following: EU telecommunications policy as revealed in liberalization and harmonization legislative measures; the EU electronic communications framework; case law covering issues of refusal to supply and the essential facilities doctrine; application of Article 82 EC to bottlenecks; specific types of an undertakings unilateral behaviour that may often occupy NRAs and competition authorities in the context of their ex post competition law investigations under Article 82 EC; strategic alliances and mergers in the move toward multimedia; access to premium content and the emergence of new media; the scope of content regulation in the online environment; and broadband (regulation of local loop unbundling and bitstream access). The book also provides practical guidance on issues concerning the complicated market definition and analysis mechanism promulgated by the European Commission's Recommendation and Guidelines.
Categories: Law

Communications Regulation in the Age of Digital Convergence

Communications Regulation in the Age of Digital Convergence

Jan Krämer, Stefan Seifert The communications industry is one of the biggest engines of economic growth, ... Due to the phenomenon of digital convergence, companies employing distinct telecommunications technologies can offer virtually ...

Author: Stefan Seifert

Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing

ISBN: 9783866443877

Category: Telecommunication

Page: 110

View: 218

Categories: Telecommunication

European Communications Law and Technological Convergence

European Communications Law and Technological Convergence

Deregulation, Re-regulation and Regulatory Convergence in Television and Telecommunications Pablo Ibáñez Colomo. L. Hitchens, Broadcasting Pluralism and Diversity: A Comparative Study of Policy and Regulation. Oxford: Hart Publishing ...

Author: Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789041142931

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 693

This book presents a thorough critical examination of the European regulatory reaction to technological convergence, tracing the explicit and implicit mechanisms through which emerging concerns are incorporated into regulation and competition law, and then goes on to identify the patterns that underlie these responses so as to establish the extent to which the issues at stake, and the implications of intervention, are fully understood and considered by authorities. Focusing on ‘conflict points’ – areas of tension inevitably arising among overlapping regimes – the analysis covers such elements as the following: the provision of ‘multiple-play’ services; the advent of ‘convergent devices’; the interchangeability of transmission networks; subscription-based (‘pay television’) services; the diversification of television services (such as on-demand and niche-theme channels); the relative scarcity of (premium) content; the ‘migration’ of television content with cultural and social relevance to pay television; and the emergence of ‘bottleneck’ segments in the communications value chain. Endorsing the adjustment of existing rules to meet pluralist objectives, the author outlines a single, coherent regulatory approach. He shows how a careful analysis of the implications of technological convergence helps to solve conflicts between regimes. Specifically, the analysis addresses the level – national or EU – at which particular regulatory responses should emerge, the objectives guiding action, and the tools through which these objectives may be pursued. These conclusions command the attention of policymakers, regulators, and lawyers active in the ongoing development of communications law.
Categories: Law

In the converging information communication and entertainment sector which types of organisations and business ventures are suitable to form virtual corporations and why

In the converging information  communication and entertainment sector  which types of organisations and business ventures are suitable to form virtual corporations and why

Price Waterhouse, for instance, predict in their 1996 Entertainment, Media and Communication Technology Forecast', that newly established ISPs will have to bundle their skills with other communications and entertainment Services, ...

Author: Christoph Schülner


ISBN: 9783832410308

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 90

View: 287

Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: In a virtual organisation, connected by information technology, independent firms join their complementary core competencies to achieve a common goal. If those firms incorporate into a legal entity the virtual organisation, which is a temporary concept, transforms into a permanent virtual corporation. Advantages, potential drawbacks and organisational requirements of the virtual corporation are illustrated in the first part of this study. However, the virtual corporation is not just another chapter in the book of organisational theory, but a strategic tool for companies to succeed in a particular market. The industry which this study examines is the information, communication and entertainment sector. The sector is converging and industry structures change accordingly. Therefore companies operating in it need to cope with the effects of a rapidly changing market environment. As the virtual corporation promises to make firms more flexible, it may hence provide a viable solution for those firms. To asses if this assumption is true, this study proposes that a firm must look at its industry environment, its strategic objectives and its organisational capabilities. Only if there is a corresponding fit between those three factors, a firm is suited to become part of a virtual partnership. A number interviews attempt to validate the above framework. The result: even though a final prove would have to be delivered through a more extensive survey or questionnaires, the outcome of the interviews in principle corresponds to the theoretical findings. These findings were, that the virtual corporation will be a useful tool for a firm, which operates in a market with a moderate level of risk and stable industry standards. The firm adapts to the market and wants to seize business opportunities by placing selective bets to defend or extend its current competitive position. Moreover, the company has the general organisational capabilities needed for a virtual working environment and a specific core competence that adds value to the joint venture. As these requirements, especially the moderate level of market risk, do not necessarily apply to the majority of firms from the information, communication and entertainment sector, one must conclude that the virtual corporation will not be a panacea. The model, however, can be useful for service providers or for firms, which operate in a relatively protected, well defined [...]
Categories: Business & Economics

Fiber Wireless Convergence in Next Generation Communication Networks

Fiber Wireless Convergence in Next Generation Communication Networks

The convergent networks will usher in a new era for future mobile networks, with integrated multi-tier heterogeneous cells with flexible and user-centric wireless converging to provide a ubiquitous coverage for mobile communications.

Author: Massimo Tornatore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319428222

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 406

View: 133

This book investigates new enabling technologies for Fi-Wi convergence. The editors discuss Fi-Wi technologies at the three major network levels involved in the path towards convergence: system level, network architecture level, and network management level. The main topics will be: a. At system level: Radio over Fiber (digitalized vs. analogic, standardization, E-band and beyond) and 5G wireless technologies; b. Network architecture level: NGPON, WDM-PON, BBU Hotelling, Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RANs), HetNets. c. Network management level: SDN for convergence, Next-generation Point-of-Presence, Wi-Fi LTE Handover, Cooperative MultiPoint.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Convergence in Information and Communication Technology

Convergence in Information and Communication Technology

Converging Media/Diverging Experiences.” Paper presented at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Alexandria, VA, September 28–30. 2007. “China 3G Drama Continues.” December 28. Reporters without Borders.

Author: Rajendra Singh

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821381717

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 140

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Growth in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector has exploded over the past 20 years. Continuous dynamic market and technology developments in this sector have led to a phenomenon known as convergence, which is defined in this volume as the erosion of boundaries between previously separate ICT services, networks, and business practices. Some examples include cable television networks that offer phone service, Internet television, and mergers between media and telecommunications firms. The results are exciting and hold significant promise for developing countries, which can benefit from expanded access, greater competition, and increased investments. However, convergence in ICT is challenging traditional policy and regulatory frameworks. With convergence occurring in countries across the spectrum of economic development, it is critical that policy makers and regulators understand and respond in ways that maximize the benefits while mitigating the risks. This volume analyzes the strategic and regulatory dimensions of convergence. It offers policy makers and regulators examples from countries around the world as they address this phenomenon. The authors suggest that countries that enable convergence are likely to reap the greater rewards, but the precise nature of the response will vary by country. Hence, this book offers global principles that should be tailored to local circumstances as regulatory frameworks evolve to address convergence.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Communications Industries in the Era of Convergence

The Communications Industries in the Era of Convergence

As discussed in Chapters 6 and 8, the telecommunications and computing networks are finally moving towards a fully converged platform, both technically and economically. Companies within the computing industry are actively discussing ...

Author: Catherine E. A. Mulligan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136622533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 254

This book provides a unique view of the evolution of these industries, drawing out how technology and economic forces have worked together to create platforms around which different companies interact. Through identifying the key aspects of this evolution over the past decades, the author is able to put forward a unique view of the emerging industrial structure of the communications industries – the formation of an Information-Driven Global Commodity Chain, one that holds both incredible promise and challenges for our world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Global Networking Communication and Culture Conflict or Convergence

Global Networking  Communication and Culture  Conflict or Convergence

It is a pleasure for me, to write this Foreword to the book of Dr. Halit Ünver on the subject Global Networking, Communication and Culture—Conflict or Convergence. For the summary, in only a few sentences, of the core message advanced ...

Author: Halit Ünver

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319764481

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 311

View: 614

Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach, this book offers detailed insights into the empirical relationships between overall social key figures of states and cultures in the fields of information and communication technology (ICT) (digital divide/inequality), the economy, education and religion. Its goal is to bridge the ‘cultural gap’ between computer scientists, engineers, economists, social and political scientists by providing a mutual understanding of the essential challenges posed and opportunities offered by a global information and knowledge society. In a sense, the historically unprecedented technical advances in the field of ICT are shaping humanity at different levels and forming a hybrid (intelligent) human-technology system, a so-called global superorganism. The main innovation is the combined study of digitization and globalization in the context of growing social inequalities, collapse, and sustainable development, and how a convergence towards a kind of global culture could take place. Accordingly, the book discusses the spread of ICT, Internet Governance, the balance between the central concentration of power and the extent of decentralized power distribution, the inclusion or exclusion of people and states in global communication processes, and the capacity for global empathy or culture.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Convergence of Energy Communication and Computation in B5G Cellular Internet of Things

Convergence of Energy  Communication and Computation in B5G Cellular Internet of Things

Next, we give an overview of energy, communication and computation in B5G cellular IoT, and introduce the relevant techniques for realizing their convergence in B5G cellular IoT. Finally, we present the objective and content of this ...

Author: Xiaoming Chen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811541407

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 129

View: 783

This book focuses on the convergence of energy, communication and computation in the beyond 5G (B5G) cellular Internet of Things (IoT). It addresses both theory and techniques, with more weight placed on the latter. This is achieved by providing in-depth studies on a number of major topics such as wireless power transfer, non-orthogonal multiple access, massive multiple-input multiple-output, and over-air computation. In turn, four typical convergence scenarios are studied in detail: the convergence of energy and communication, convergence of energy and computation, convergence of communication and computation, and convergence of energy, communication and computation. The comprehensive and systematic coverage of key techniques in the convergence of energy, communication and computation in the B5G cellular IoT is one of the book’s major features, making it particularly well suited for readers who are interested in learning about practical solutions in B5G wireless networks. Accordingly, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, and graduate students in the fields of information engineering, telecommunications engineering, computer engineering, etc.
Categories: Technology & Engineering