Carol Ting

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In many countries infrastructure liberalization proceeded faster than the privatization of former state monopolies. Regulatory agencies, established to oversee the transition and safeguard the preconditions for competition, therefore monitor state-owned firms in addition to privately owned firms. The research on public-private firms has generated(More)
An intense discussion is currently conducted over the most efficient spectrum policy framework. Since the 1980s, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has experimented with somewhat more flexible forms of spectrum management than the classical administrative licensing regime, which relied heavily on government control. In the recent debate, more(More)
The continuing trend towards wireless communications in recent years has sparked a debate over the optimal spectrum governance regimes. On one side are the proponents of open commons, who claim that managing spectrum as a common pool resource would be the best solution to increase spectrum utilization and stimulate innovation. For example, technologists,(More)
The role and continued relevance of state telecommunications regulators have been challenged by the development of competition, the introduction of new technologies, and the increasing dominance of federal authority. An important role that state utility commissions can play in the current telecommunications environment is to provide consumer education and(More)
Advanced mobile services combine the innovation potential of computing, data communications, and the wireless industry. National and international spectrum management frameworks will strongly influence the course of this sector and many countries are presently searching for the best alternative to the historical system of administrative licensing.(More)
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