An informational perspective on the emergence of new telecommunication technologies : third generation mobile networks and the Iridium Satellite network case studies

Thomas, Russell. (2002). An informational perspective on the emergence of new telecommunication technologies : third generation mobile networks and the Iridium Satellite network case studies Honours Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Thomas, Russell.
Thesis Title An informational perspective on the emergence of new telecommunication technologies : third generation mobile networks and the Iridium Satellite network case studies
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2002
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 136
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract The emergence of new telecommunications technologies, specifically the Iridium satellite network and third generation mobile telecommunication networks, have proven to be problematic for traditional economic theory due to their network characteristics. The presence of network characteristics within such telecommunications markets challenges the traditional economic views of the firm, industry structure and public policy. Significantly, the informational approach is able to provide both meaningful insights and a theoretical basis to examine network markets. Reviewing the fundamentals of network externalities, the determinants of competition and equilibrium in network markets and the models of network externalities provides the theoretical basis for the subsequent application to the case studies, the Iridium satellite network and third generation mobile communication networks, and policy recommendations. Notably, the application to the case studies provides insights into the presence of network externalities in network markets and the implications of the strategic behaviour of economic agents in such markets. The informational approach, applied to emerging telecommunication technologies, creates a set of alternative policy recommendations that recognises the importance of network markets and network externalities.
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