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The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, Fifth Edition by Annabel Z. Dodd

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3. Competition, Industry Structures, and Regulations

In this chapter:

Introduction

The 1984 Breakup of AT&T

Regulatory Issues

The State of the Industry

Nontraditional Competitors: Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix

Appendix

Introduction

Mobile networks have had a growing impact on business and residential life as their capacities and speed have improved. Until the early 2000s, mobile networks carried mainly voice; now, they support a growing volume of instant messages, e-mail, and applications, as well as Internet access. Business people and consumers alike are able to easily carry around their most important voice and data communications information in lightweight smartphones and tablet computers. Today, staff members ...

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