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Standards, Trade and Competition in the Emerging Global Information Infrastructure Environment.

Abstract:

Decentralized construction of the Global Information Infrastructure (GII) is substituting market-driven, 'de facto' standards and voluntary agreements on standards for technical compatibility, in place of the engineering decisions once made by public (and quasi-public) telecommunications network operators. Due to strategic economic behaviours on the part of private businesses and national governments, the goal of a fully interoperable GII remains elusive. The Internet does not offer an entire...

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Journal:
Telecommunications Policy More from this journal
Volume:
20
Publication date:
1996-01-01
ISSN:
0308-5961
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:fa24d962-2596-4495-9fbd-a33370ce05e3
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12887
Deposit date:
2011-08-15

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