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Communication Networks Economy by Daniel Battu

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4Supply and Demand in Communications

Network operators provide architecture and access to next-generation networks (NGN). Different types of communication are available on the Internet and financial services consider this an opportunity to make their applications more varied. The range of applications offered by multiple players is supplemented by numerous offers.

4.1. Providers and customers

4.1.1. Service provisions

4.1.1.1. Overview

The communications services market cannot be considered a market that is freely open to the choices of users. The availability of all technologies everywhere at the lowest price is a natural obstacle.

Since the creation of national telecommunications networks in around 1890, technical adjustments to the required equipment have been gradually superseded by a pattern in which new generations of equipment are introduced every decade, defined and approved by international standardization. While there have been clear improvements in the provision and quality of service, the rationing imposed by the high cost prices of equipment and network management has fortunately been reduced (Appendix 10).

Faced with innovations, user demand is never expressed clearly and completely. On the other hand, development centers work on the varied concerns of users with relatively long-term goals. They often prioritize technical performance requirements to the detriment of ergonomics adapted to the overly high number of profiles presented by customers. The overview ...

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