The history of the industry reveals a continuing tension between the forces of competition and concentration. Having coursed through eras of monopoly, competition, and regulated monopoly, the telcos are now in a more competitive arena. There is regulatory uncertainty on the issue of net neutrality.
This article recounts the evolution and current state of the Mexican telecommunications ecosystem, briefly describing new challenges and opportunities posed by the digital economy.
This Brisbane based event will provide a live video stream from the Charles Todd Oration in Sydney. A light sandwich lunch will be provided.
The shape of the Coalition?s NBN is becoming clearer, but what will this mean to competition? The market is in a state of evolution bordering on revolution, with challenges for all players big and small. Much will depend on how they respond. The regulators can heavily influence the outcomes for both competition and consumers; but should regulation be limited to ensuring the NBN is not able to exercise its monopoly power? The trick will be to not stifle the competitive forces and technical advances sweeping our telecommunications and media industries.
Network Neutrality is a vexed issue in the United States and to some extent in Europe. What is interesting is that the issue until recently has seen partisan division between what I would call corporate interests. The issue is 'hardly neutral'.
In January this year, the US Court ruled the FCC had over-reached its powers in imposing "net neutrality" conditions on service providers. Does this imply the biggest content providers can get the best speed, quality, price? What happens to the open internet?
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