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Penetration of broadband services is seen as a key for developing Europe into an information society. This paper provides an overview of broadband policies in the EU, South Korea, Japan and US. On this background, the paper discusses how active policy can stimulate the demand for broadband services. 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Introduction The use of technology is an important factor in the organisation of our society. When we speak of a model for the future society we often use the term the information society or the networked society. Information society and network society are not new concepts but have existed for many years (Machlup, 1962 and Nora & Minc, 1980). The reason… (More)
The paper discusses and examines aspects of the speed, volume, kind, and organization of innovation in the telecom area in light of liberalization processes over the past 15-20 years, focusing particularly on the telecom service provision market. However, the interfaces between service operators and equipment manufacturers is also part of the analysis.… (More)
* Thanks for research support and critical comment to Andrew Barendse, Morten Falch, Bruce Girard, Divakar Goswami, Wolter Lemstra, Amy Mahan, William Melody, Markus Schneider, Knud Erik Skouby, Reza Tadayoni, participants in the WDR Dialogue and a variety of Conferences, Workshops and Seminars around the world over the period JanuaryAugust 2002. This paper… (More)
Tele-centres offer a low cost opportunity for the many who cannot afford their own phone or Internet connection. This paper presents a field study of tele-centres in Ghana and analyses how they contribute to universal access. 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
1.0 Introduction One of the main reasons to undertake sector specific regulation of telecom markets has been the unique characteristics of cost and demand structures within the telecom sector. This chapter examines some general characteristics of cost and demand for telecom services, and on this background discusses how these affect possibilities for… (More)
Williams, M. D., Dwivedi, Y, K., Middleton, C., Wilson, D., Falch, M., Schultz, A., Weerakkody, V., Papazafeiropoulou, A., Ramdani, B., and Gholami, R., 2007, in IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Volume 235, Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda, eds. McMaster, T., Wastell, D.,… (More)