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EU Telecommunications Law (Paperback): Andrej Savin EU Telecommunications Law (Paperback)
Andrej Savin
R946 Discovery Miles 9 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

EU Telecommunications Law provides a comprehensive overview of the current European regulatory framework as it applies to telecommunications and examines the challenges facing regulators in this sector. Key chapters focus on the selection of appropriate regulatory models that serve to encourage effective investment in next-generation networks and ensure their successful deployment. Andrej Savin provides an up to date overview of all the relevant sources which relate to EU telecoms regulation, guiding the reader through these disparate materials in a simple and systematised way. In particular, the book provides analysis of the 2016 proposal for a European Electronic Communications Code (EECC). Using the 2009 Regulatory Framework on electronic communications as a basis the author analyses each of the 2009 framework's five main directives, comparing them with the changes proposed in the EECC. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the main areas of EU telecoms regulation, this book will be of great value to telecoms and IT lawyers. It will also appeal to academics carrying out research in IT law or competition law as it relates to IT and telecoms.

EU Telecommunications Law (Hardcover): Andrej Savin EU Telecommunications Law (Hardcover)
Andrej Savin
R2,907 Discovery Miles 29 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

EU Telecommunications Law provides a comprehensive overview of the current European regulatory framework as it applies to telecommunications and examines the challenges facing regulators in this sector. Key chapters focus on the selection of appropriate regulatory models that serve to encourage effective investment in next-generation networks and ensure their successful deployment. Andrej Savin provides an up to date overview of all the relevant sources which relate to EU telecoms regulation, guiding the reader through these disparate materials in a simple and systematised way. In particular, the book provides analysis of the 2016 proposal for a European Electronic Communications Code (EECC). Using the 2009 Regulatory Framework on electronic communications as a basis the author analyses each of the 2009 framework's five main directives, comparing them with the changes proposed in the EECC. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the main areas of EU telecoms regulation, this book will be of great value to telecoms and IT lawyers. It will also appeal to academics carrying out research in IT law or competition law as it relates to IT and telecoms.

Globalisation, Convergence and European Telecommunications Regulation (Hardcover): Peter Humphreys, Seamus Simpson Globalisation, Convergence and European Telecommunications Regulation (Hardcover)
Peter Humphreys, Seamus Simpson
R2,642 Discovery Miles 26 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the complex interrelationship between technological change, globalisation, 'Europeanisation', national institutional structures, and the transfer of ideas in the reform of European telecommunications regulation. Globalisation, Convergence and European Telecommunications Regulation analyses the achievements and limitations of over twenty years of EU efforts to liberalise markets and to harmonise regulation. A key feature is the author's treatment of the EU's regulatory policy response to technological convergence in the information and communications sector, through its new Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework. The book explores in detail the dynamics of the complex relationship between technological and globalisation pressures, economic interests and European and national policy responses. A key finding is persistent Member State diversity in regulatory implementation alongside remarkable policy convergence on a new institutional model for the telecommunications sector. An overarching trend is the emergence of distinct features of a 'regulatory state', at national and EU level, in the telecommunications sector. Contributing to the ongoing debate on the role of the EC and the extent to which EU telecommunications policy can be described as 'supranational', this book will strongly appeal to academics, researchers, students and practitioners involved in the fields of technology, public policy and European studies.

How the Post Office Created America CD - A History (CD): Winifred Gallagher How the Post Office Created America CD - A History (CD)
Winifred Gallagher
R784 R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Save R178 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A masterful history of a long underappreciated institution, How the Post Office Created America examines the surprising role of the postal service in our nation's political, social, economic, and physical development. The founders established the post office before they had even signed the Declaration of Independence, and for a very long time, it was the U.S. government's largest and most important endeavor-indeed, it was the government for most citizens. This was no conventional mail network but the central nervous system of the new body politic, designed to bind thirteen quarrelsome colonies into the United States by delivering news about public affairs to every citizen-a radical idea that appalled Europe's great powers. America's uniquely democratic post powerfully shaped its lively, argumentative culture of uncensored ideas and opinions and made it the world's information and communications superpower with astonishing speed. Winifred Gallagher presents the history of the post office as America's own story, told from a fresh perspective over more than two centuries. The mandate to deliver the mail-then "the media"-imposed the federal footprint on vast, often contested parts of the continent and transformed a wilderness into a social landscape of post roads and villages centered on post offices. The post was the catalyst of the nation's transportation grid, from the stagecoach lines to the airlines, and the lifeline of the great migration from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It enabled America to shift from an agrarian to an industrial economy and to develop the publishing industry, the consumer culture, and the political party system. Still one of the country's two major civilian employers, the post was the first to hire women, African Americans, and other minorities for positions in public life. Starved by two world wars and the Great Depression, confronted with the country's increasingly anti-institutional mind-set, and struggling with its doubled mail volume, the post stumbled badly in the turbulent 1960s. Distracted by the ensuing modernization of its traditional services, however, it failed to transition from paper mail to email, which prescient observers saw as its logical next step. Now the post office is at a crossroads. Before deciding its future, Americans should understand what this grand yet overlooked institution has accomplished since 1775 and consider what it should and could contribute in the twenty-first century. Gallagher argues that now, more than ever before, the imperiled post office deserves this effort, because just as the founders anticipated, it created forward-looking, communication-oriented, idea-driven America.

The Changing Postal and Delivery Sector - Towards A Renaissance (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Michael Crew, Pier Luigi Parcu,... The Changing Postal and Delivery Sector - Towards A Renaissance (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Michael Crew, Pier Luigi Parcu, Timothy Brennan
R3,900 R3,237 Discovery Miles 32 370 Save R663 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses some of the major issues facing postal and delivery services throughout the world. Postal operators worldwide have been slow to address the threats from and opportunities created by electronic competition. The European Commission and member states are wrestling with these issues, while at the same time continuing to deal with the interrelated issues of implementing entry into postal markets and maintaining the universal service obligation. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 in the U.S. exacerbated financial and managerial problems faced by USPS that result in part from electronic substitution for letter delivery. Comprised of original essays by prominent researchers in the field, this book addresses the new reality of the postal industry and proposes ways in which postal operators might reinvent themselves. Issues discussed include cross-border parcel delivery, e-commerce, the transformation of postal networks, and the effects of postal liberalization. This book will be of interest to postal operators, regulatory commissions, consulting firms, competitors and customers, experts in the postal economics, law, and business, and those charged with the responsibility for designing and implementing postal sector policies. Researchers in regulatory economics, transportation technology, and industrial organization will also find useful information in this volume.

The Internet and Mobile Telecommunications System of Innovation - Developments in Equipment, Access and Content (Paperback,... The Internet and Mobile Telecommunications System of Innovation - Developments in Equipment, Access and Content (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Charles Edquist
R1,089 Discovery Miles 10 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the 'new' areas of telecommunications technology, focusing particularly on fixed data communications (including the internet) and mobile telecommunications (including the mobile internet). A sectoral systems of innovation approach is used as a conceptual framework for the analysis of the telecommunications sector, in terms of equipment, access and content. The authors consider the emergence and expansion of new technologies and explore how the sectoral system of innovation is evolving and how previously independent systems are now converging. In particular, they address the question of equipment production and the provision of intangible service products such as internet access and content. By addressing the production of both goods and services, they highlight the critical interdependence of service innovations and manufacturing innovations. Some of the specific topics discussed within the book include: * the challenges for Europe of fixed data communications * second and third generation mobile telecommunications systems * data communication via satellite and television subsystems * the dynamics and trends of the internet services industry * policy implications for the future of the telecommunications sectoral system of innovation. The book is a comprehensive theoretical, empirical and policy oriented account of the emergence and evolution of the sectoral system of innovation of the internet and mobile telecommunications. It will be an invaluable source of reference for academic researchers and policymakers in the fields of macroeconomics, industrial economics and innovation, as well as consultants and firms operating in the communications industry.

Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures - Markets, Policies and Pricing (Hardcover): Morten Falch, Jan Markendahl Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures - Markets, Policies and Pricing (Hardcover)
Morten Falch, Jan Markendahl
R3,040 Discovery Miles 30 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures examines how current telecom infrastructures are transforming from dedicated networks supporting either voice, data or broadcasting services to converged networks that support a wide variety of communication services, often denoted as Next Generation Networks (NGN). A current key challenge is therefore to define strategies, which can stimulate demand and investments in NGN in order to ensure development of adequate information infrastructures. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this innovative book explores the three key themes related to this challenge and to strategies for the stimulation of demand and supply for NGN: strategies for expansion of broadband, pricing in NGN and development and pricing of mobile services. This exciting work will be warmly welcomed by academics and researchers of telecommunications policy, innovation and technology studies, as well as those concerned with regulation and governance.

Universal Service in WTO and EU law - Liberalisation and Social Regulation in Telecommunications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016):... Universal Service in WTO and EU law - Liberalisation and Social Regulation in Telecommunications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Olga Batura
R3,861 R3,198 Discovery Miles 31 980 Save R663 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a systematic comparative study of WTO and EU law relevant for universal service provision, and a timely contribution to the ongoing scholarly and policy debates about the concept and scope of universal service. Universal service is one of the most significant regulatory issues worldwide and it is likely to remain so. The central question dealt with by the author is how the technologically intensive sector of telecommunications services can be regulated in a socially fair way in the light of liberalisation and the immense importance of ICTs in the Information Society. The author investigates whether the legal frameworks of WTO and EU can meet the challenges of the rapid and dramatic technological and social change and formulates relevant policy recommendations. The book is of interest to both scholars and practitioners in several disciplines, such as EU and WTO law, telecommunications law and regulation, political science regarding market regulation and governance as well as European integration and WTO. Olga Batura is affiliated to the Leuphana Law School, University of Luneburg, Germany, and to the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithania.

Gpo: Design (Hardcover): Paul Rennie Gpo: Design (Hardcover)
Paul Rennie
R336 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R45 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new book in the "Design" series is based on the poster collection of the British Postal Museum and Archive, London. It tells the story of the Post Office and the use of design in its visual communications. The Post Office depends on effective communication to alert the wider population of the whole variety of services that it provides. Before the age of the internet and of television, the post office pioneered the use of graphic design and of cinema as tools of public relations. Accordingly, it placed itself at the heart of a global community that spanned the British Empire. The idea of community as a flow of information and defined as communication is at the heart of the Post Office and what it means to people throughout Britain and the world. This book is a celebration of communication and identity as important parts of design in Britain during the twentieth century. "E. McKnight Kauffer, Design" contains over 150 illustrations, many from original artworks, and work not before reproduced. With descriptions by Brian Webb and an introductory essay by Peyton Skipwith. The "Design" series is the winner of the Brand/Series Identity Category at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2009, judges said: 'A series of books about design, they had to be good and these are. The branding is consistent, there is a good use of typography and the covers are superb.'

Telecommunications Cost Management (Paperback): William A. Yarberry Jr., Brian Dimarsico, Thomas Phelps IV Telecommunications Cost Management (Paperback)
William A. Yarberry Jr., Brian Dimarsico, Thomas Phelps IV
R2,438 Discovery Miles 24 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Most telecom books focus on either traditional telecom billing audits or pure technology, with the cost saving ideas buried deep in the text. Busy decision-makers need the specifics quickly, without having to plow through details that do not affect the economics of a project. Telecommunications Cost Management takes cost saving techniques and brings them to the forefront where managers and decision makers can quickly use them for real world cost reductions or efficiency gains.

Traditional bill auditing texts provide recommendations but only within the context of the existing architecture - for example, they might highlight techniques for reducing circuit switched leased lines but omit the pros and cons of leased lines versus alternatives. Telecommunications Cost Management provides a blueprint for cost reduction across all major technologies - from frame relay to IP telephony to contract recommendations. The text presents the key facts up front, with sample calculations for broadband, local access, equipment, and service alternatives. It provides scenarios showing the effects of different architectural strategies for both voice and data communications. Intended for the busy decision-maker, this reference eliminates the need to wade through unnecessary details and guides the reader directly to the cost saving techniques.

Telecommunications Politics - Ownership and Control of the information Highway in Developing Countries (Hardcover): Bella Mody,... Telecommunications Politics - Ownership and Control of the information Highway in Developing Countries (Hardcover)
Bella Mody, Johannes M. Bauer, Joe Straubhaar
R3,068 Discovery Miles 30 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume brings together scholars and policymakers to address the issue of telecommunications policy in developing countries. It elaborates on the position that economics and technology determine the framework for discussion, but politics makes the decision. Politics, in this case, refers to the dynamics of the power structure generated by the historical and contemporary context of state, social, economic, and cultural forces. The chapter authors address the system of information transportation -- the telecommunications sector in developing countries ranging from low-income countries with overburdened, rural roads in south Asia and Africa trying to catch up to digitalized fibre-optic superhighways in middle income countries such as Singapore.
The organization of the book reflects a contextually situated intellectual viewpoint. The first part presents a historical and conceptual introduction to changes in the organization of telecommunications. The second part analyzes the major external and internal forces that have influenced the process of private sector participation in telecommunications. The third part offers ten comparative country case studies that provide evidence of the diverse conditions, goals, and processes of the realignment of public and private tasks in the telecommunications industry. Finally, contributors address the issue of regulation from differing positions -- a pragmatic, "how-to-cope" discussion for developing country decision makers.
The diverse perspectives in this volume should provide help to developing countries in their struggle with proposals received from international banks, private investors, interested "big powers," and their consulting firms.

Aid, Power, and Privatization - The Politics of Telecommunication Reform in Central America (Hardcover, illustrated edition):... Aid, Power, and Privatization - The Politics of Telecommunication Reform in Central America (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Benedicte Bull
R2,501 Discovery Miles 25 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a comparative study of the telecommunication reform process in three Central American countries - Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras - focusing on the roles of the local private sector and international financial institutions. By addressing the following questions, the book aims to understand the potential for the emergence of an autonomous and inclusive regulatory state: * What has been the main driving force behind the wave of privatizations in Latin America? * What has been the role of the international financial institutions (IFIs)? * What kind of state emerges after privatization and regulatory reform? * Why does privatization remain so unpopular? The author discusses the historical role of telecommunications in state power, the sources of proposed, failed and implemented reforms, and the political processes determining their destiny. Benedicte Bull concludes that the reform processes in the three countries show significant variation. This is accounted for - not by the different relationship to the IFIs, but by the different relationships between the state and the private sector. The impact of this on the reform process is also the key to understanding the state's capacity for post-reform regulation and the unpopularity of privatization. Academics and students with an interest in Latin American studies, international political economy, comparative politics and development studies will find this book of great appeal.

The Internet and Mobile Telecommunications System of Innovation - Developments in Equipment, Access and Content (Hardcover,... The Internet and Mobile Telecommunications System of Innovation - Developments in Equipment, Access and Content (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Charles Edquist
R2,909 Discovery Miles 29 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the 'new' areas of telecommunications technology, focusing particularly on fixed data communications (including the internet) and mobile telecommunications (including the mobile internet). A sectoral systems of innovation approach is used as a conceptual framework for the analysis of the telecommunications sector, in terms of equipment, access and content. The authors consider the emergence and expansion of new technologies and explore how the sectoral system of innovation is evolving and how previously independent systems are now converging. In particular, they address the question of equipment production and the provision of intangible service products such as internet access and content. By addressing the production of both goods and services, they highlight the critical interdependence of service innovations and manufacturing innovations. Some of the specific topics discussed within the book include: * the challenges for Europe of fixed data communications * second and third generation mobile telecommunications systems * data communication via satellite and television subsystems * the dynamics and trends of the internet services industry * policy implications for the future of the telecommunications sectoral system of innovation. The book is a comprehensive theoretical, empirical and policy oriented account of the emergence and evolution of the sectoral system of innovation of the internet and mobile telecommunications. It will be an invaluable source of reference for academic researchers and policymakers in the fields of macroeconomics, industrial economics and innovation, as well as consultants and firms operating in the communications industry.

Postcode Atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland (Hardcover, 8th Revised edition): Collins Maps Postcode Atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland (Hardcover, 8th Revised edition)
Collins Maps
R1,318 R920 Discovery Miles 9 200 Save R398 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An essential business tool, this postcode atlas clearly shows the postcode boundaries (down to district level) for the whole country on detailed colour mapping. In central London postcodes are shown to sector level. Scale of main maps: 1:263,000 (4.15 miles to 1 inch). This invaluable atlas shows postcode areas and districts for the whole of the UK and has been updated with all the latest boundary changes. This atlas includes: * Postcode areas (e.g. SW) and postcode districts (e.g. SW8) for the whole of the UK * Postcode sectors (e.g. SW8 4) for Central London * Busy conurbation areas at an enlarged scale of 1.6 miles to 1 inch * Information on the structure and uses of postcodes * Full colour map and a gazetteer listing of the administrative areas incorporating administrative changes that occurred in April 2009 * Full index to place names * Index to postcode abbreviations * Comprehensive background map detail which means the atlas can also be used for route planning and navigation Area of coverage: Covers the whole of Britain and Northern Ireland. This atlas is a valuable resource for the business user who will find it an invaluable tool for many applications including market analysis, distribution planning and sales territory organisation.

The Package King - A Rank and File History of UPS (Paperback): Joe Allen The Package King - A Rank and File History of UPS (Paperback)
Joe Allen
R368 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

If the 20th Century was the American Century, it was also UPS's Century. Joe Allen's The Package King tears down the Brown Wall surrounding one of America's most admired companies-United Parcel Service (UPS). The company that we see everyday but know so little about. How did a company that began as a bicycle messenger service in Seattle, Washington become a global behemoth? How did it displace General Motors, the very symbol of American capitalism, to become the largest, private sector, unionized employer in the United States? And, at what cost to its workers and surrounding communities? Will it remain the Package King in the 21st Century or will be dethroned by Amazon?

Postal Culture in Europe, 1500-1800 (Paperback): Jay Caplan Postal Culture in Europe, 1500-1800 (Paperback)
Jay Caplan
R1,972 Discovery Miles 19 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During the early modern period the public postal systems became central pillars of the emerging public sphere. Despite the importance of the post in the transformation of communication, commerce and culture, little has been known about the functioning of the post or how it affected the lives of its users and their societies. In Postal culture in Europe, 1500-1800, Jay Caplan provides the first historical and cultural analysis of the practical conditions of letter-exchange at the dawn of the modern age. Caplan opens his analysis by exploring the economic, political, social and existential interests that were invested in the postal service, and traces the history of the three main European postal systems of the era, the Thurn and Taxis, the French Royal Post and the British Post Office. He then explores how the post worked, from the folding and sealing of letters to their collection, sorting, and transportation. Beyond providing service to the general public, these systems also furnished early modern states with substantial revenue and effective surveillance tools in the form of the Black Cabinets or Black Chambers. Caplan explains how postal services highlighted the tension between state power and the emerging concept of the free individual, with rights to private communication outside the public sphere. Postal systems therefore affected how letter writers and readers conceived and expressed themselves as individuals, which the author demonstrates through an examination of the correspondence of Voltaire and Rousseau, not merely as texts but as communicative acts. Ultimately, Jay Caplan provides readers with both a comprehensive overview of the changes wrought by the newly-public postal system - from the sounds that one heard to the perception of time and distance - and a thought provoking account of the expectations and desires that have led to our culture of instant communication.

Ringtone - Exploring the Rise and Fall of Nokia in Mobile Phones (Hardcover): Yves L. Doz, Keeley Wilson Ringtone - Exploring the Rise and Fall of Nokia in Mobile Phones (Hardcover)
Yves L. Doz, Keeley Wilson
R885 Discovery Miles 8 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In less than three decades, Nokia emerged from Finland to lead the mobile phone revolution. It grew to have one of the most recognizable and valuable brands in the world and then fell into decline, leading to the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft. This book explores and analyzes that journey and distils observations and learning points for anyone keen to understand what drove Nokia's amazing success and sudden downfall. With privileged access to Nokia's senior managers over the last twenty years followed by a more concerted research agenda from 2015, the authors describe and analyze, the various stages in Nokia's journey. The book describes leaders making strategic and organizational decisions, their behavior and interactions, and how they succeeded and failed to inspire and engage their employees. Perhaps most intriguingly, it opens the proverbial 'black box' of why and how things actually happen at the top of organizations. Why did things fall apart? To what extent were avoidable mistakes made? Did the world around Nokia change too fast for it to adapt? And, did Nokia's success contain the seeds of its failure?

Green Communications - Principles, Concepts and Practice (Hardcover): Konstantinos Samdanis, Peter Rost, Andreas Maeder,... Green Communications - Principles, Concepts and Practice (Hardcover)
Konstantinos Samdanis, Peter Rost, Andreas Maeder, Michela Meo, Christos Verikoukis
R1,949 Discovery Miles 19 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The steady rise of power cost in combination with regulatory initiatives and government policies that aim to address social responsibility, are driving the academia and industry towards energy efficient solutions for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). In addition, the demand for ubiquitous coverage and higher speed networking causes continuous enhancements in network infrastructure, while the increasing traffic volumes and flat rate business/charging models are causing network operators difficulties to secure profits. Green or energy efficient communications is the means to reduce the cost of telecommunication services according to the demand of use, helping also network operators to be environmental friendly.

The potential to conserve energy in all system aspects and parts of a telecommunication network is the focus of this book, which aims to introduce in a tutorial style the general concepts and practices of energy efficient and green communications. The fundamental principles and concepts are overviewed and categorized before particular examples demonstrate their applicability on specific segments of a telecommunication network. The book aims to elaborate specific mechanisms considering wired or fixed and wireless communication networks as well as all network layers of a telecommunication network emphasizing a system perspective. The objective is to create a holistic approach, which combines different wired and wireless mechanisms towards a comprehensive solution for green communications.

This book provides a comprehensive view of green communications considering all areas of ICT including wireless and wired networks. It analyses particular concepts and practices, addressing holistic approaches in future networks considering a system perspective. It makes full use of tables, illustrations, performance graphs, case studies and examples making it accessible for a wide audience.

Global Markets and Government Regulation in Telecommunications (Hardcover, New): Kirsten Rodine-Hardy Global Markets and Government Regulation in Telecommunications (Hardcover, New)
Kirsten Rodine-Hardy
R2,003 R1,844 Discovery Miles 18 440 Save R159 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years, liberalization, privatization and deregulation have become commonplace in sectors once dominated by government-owned monopolies. In telecommunications, for example, during the 1990s, more than 129 countries established independent regulatory agencies and more than 100 countries privatized the state-owned telecom operator. Why did so many countries liberalize in such a short period of time? For example, why did both Denmark and Burundi, nations different along so many relevant dimensions, liberalize their telecom sectors around the same time? Kirsten L. Rodine-Hardy argues that international organizations - not national governments or market forces - are the primary drivers of policy convergence in the important arena of telecommunications regulation: they create and shape preferences for reform and provide forums for expert discussions and the emergence of policy standards. Yet she also shows that international convergence leaves room for substantial variation among countries, using both econometric analysis and controlled case comparisons of eight European countries.

Future Telco - Successful Positioning of Network Operators in the Digital Age (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Peter Krussel Future Telco - Successful Positioning of Network Operators in the Digital Age (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Peter Krussel
R2,409 R2,094 Discovery Miles 20 940 Save R315 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the extensive changes in markets, technologies and value chains that telecommunication companies are currently confronted with. It analyzes the crossroads they have reached and the choices that now need to be made - to be a bit pipe or a trendsetter of digitalization. Based on an analysis of the key challenges for telcos, the book derives future market scenarios and puts forward recommendations for how they can successfully position themselves. It proposes a framework based on seven "levers," which addresses concrete measures in each step of the value chain, ranging from technology, IT and processes, to innovation, marketing and sales issues. The book discusses the current challenges and provides both general recommendations and concrete solutions. Respected experts illustrate innovative strategic and technical trends and provide insights gained in real-life transformation projects. Recent developments in the areas of regulation, product development, competition between over-the-top (OTT) providers and telcos, as well as technical innovations like 5G, SDN/NFV, LEO satellites and MEC are discussed. Accordingly, practitioners, managers and researchers alike will benefit from the book's wealth of examples and up-to-date insights.

China's Telecommunications Market - Entering a New Competitive Age (Hardcover): Ding Lu, Chee K. Wong China's Telecommunications Market - Entering a New Competitive Age (Hardcover)
Ding Lu, Chee K. Wong
R2,477 Discovery Miles 24 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Before the 1990s, China's telecommunications sector was a lacklustre monopoly featured by poor-quality service and inadequate capacity. Today the country boasts a dynamic telecommunications industry with the world's largest communications network and user-base with over 460 million telephone subscribers. China's accession to the WTO in 2001 has opened this huge developing telecommunications market to foreign participation and investment. The authors examine the singularity of the Chinese experience in building up its extensive telecommunications network in merely a decade, by reviewing China's national industrial policies and institutional reforms within the industry. The reader will find in this volume a unique and in-depth analysis of the interplay between political and economic forces amidst the industry's structural overhaul and regulatory reforms. The accounts of industrial features and market conditions are enriched with up-to-date data, which are extremely useful for appreciating the development and prospects for this fast-growing market, set against the backdrop of China's accession to the WTO. Scholars of China or Asian studies and researchers of information-communications industry and Asian/China studies will find this work of great interest, as will governmental policymakers, both in China and beyond. For foreign business practitioners eyeing this market, this volume provides a helpful guide to understand China's various interests and public welfare considerations that motivate changes in policies towards foreign investment and participation.

The Telephone Book - Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (Paperback, New Ed): Avital Ronell The Telephone Book - Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (Paperback, New Ed)
Avital Ronell
R1,111 Discovery Miles 11 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The telephone marks the place of an absence. Affiliated with discontinuity, alarm, and silence, it raises fundamental questions about the constitution of self and other, the stability of location, systems of transfer, and the destination of speech. Profoundly changing our concept of long-distance, it is constantly transmitting effects of real and evocative power. To the extent that it always relates us to the absent other, the telephone, and the massive switchboard attending it, plugs into a hermeneutics of mourning. "The Telephone Book," itself organized by a "telephonic logic," fields calls from philosophy, history, literature, and psychoanalysis. It installs a switchboard that hooks up diverse types of knowledge while rerouting and jamming the codes of the disciplines in daring ways. Avital Ronell has done nothing less than consider the impact of the telephone on modern thought. Her highly original, multifaceted inquiry into the nature of communication in a technological age will excite everyone who listens in.

The book begins by calling close attention to the importance of the telephone in Nazi organization and propaganda, with special regard to the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. In the Third Reich the telephone became a weapon, a means of state surveillance, "an open accomplice to lies." Heidegger, in Being and Time and elsewhere, elaborates on the significance of "the call." In a tour de force response, Ronell mobilizes the history and terminology of the telephone to explicate his difficult philosophy.

Ronell also speaks of the appearance of the telephone in the literary works of Duras, Joyce, Kafka, Rilke, and Strindberg. She examines its role in psychoanalysis--Freud said that the unconscious is structured like a telephone, and Jung and R. D. Laing saw it as a powerful new body part. She traces its historical development from Bell's famous first call: "Watson, come here " Thomas A. Watson, his assistant, who used to communicate with spirits, was eager to get the telephone to talk, and thus to link technology with phantoms and phantasms. In many ways a meditation on the technologically constituted state, "The Telephone Book" opens a new field, becoming the first political deconstruction of technology, state terrorism, and schizophrenia. And it offers a fresh reading of the American and European addiction to technology in which the telephone emerges as the crucial figure of this age.

Cross-Industry Innovation Processes - Strategic Implications for Telecommunication Companies (Paperback, 2015 ed.): Tobias Hahn Cross-Industry Innovation Processes - Strategic Implications for Telecommunication Companies (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Tobias Hahn
R1,914 R1,487 Discovery Miles 14 870 Save R427 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on multiple case study analysis, focusing on scalable service innovation, the present study provides a practical process model that shall serve telecommunication companies as a guideline while conducting strategic cross-industry innovation projects. The findings also pay attention to characteristics in cross-industry collaboration, organizational preconditions and strategic deliberations and postulate propositions for present theoretical innovation process models.

Telecom For Dummies (Paperback): Stephen P. Olejniczak Telecom For Dummies (Paperback)
Stephen P. Olejniczak
R534 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R133 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

* Worldwide telecom spending was over $4 trillion in 2004, and virtually all 12 million businesses in the U.S. buy phone and other telecom services* Our book shows people at small and medium-sized businesses how to make sense of telecom lingo and get the best deals* Includes an overview of the major players in the telecom industry and an easy-to-understand explanation of the existing telecom infrastructure* Helps people pinpoint the telecom services best suited to their business needs, understand billing, and troubleshoot problems* Covers emerging industry trends, such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and how they can help businesses cut costs

Wireless Foresight - Scenarios of the Mobile World in 2015 (Hardcover, New): Bo Karlson, Aurelian Bria, Jonas Lind, Peter... Wireless Foresight - Scenarios of the Mobile World in 2015 (Hardcover, New)
Bo Karlson, Aurelian Bria, Jonas Lind, Peter Loennqvist, Cristian Norlin
R1,845 Discovery Miles 18 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Wireless Foresight" deals with the development of the wireless communications industry and technology during the coming ten to fifteen years. Telecommunications is a global business of enormous proportions and is one of the largest industries in the world.

Written in a highly accessible and simple to read manner, this book is based around four scenarios of the wireless world in 2015. The focus is on the industry (i.e. infrastructure and terminal vendors, operators, and service developers and providers) as well as on new players. Discusses the long-term developments described in the four scenarios and also short term issues, for example the challenges facing industry. Uncovers important areas for technological research and discusses the critical challenges facing industry, for example; the high cost for infrastructure, the slow spectrum release, the stampeding system complexity, radiation, battery capacity, and the threat of a disruptive market change facing the telecommunications industry. Offers a global approach whereby developments from around the world are described. Employs the method of building full-scale scenarios as opposed to just identifying trends and making predictions.

"Wireless Foresight" is an invaluable and provocative read for top and middle management, strategists, business developers, technology managers, and entrepreneurs in the telecom, datacom and infocom industries alike. It is also of great interest to financial analysts and academics.

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