Deregulating markets and fast-changing technology

  • Ruby Roy Dholakia, Nikhilesh Dholakia
  • Telecommunications Policy, January 1994, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/0308-5961(94)90090-6

Telecom Deregulation and Technological and Business Transformations: A Pioneering Look

What is it about?

The AT&T divestiture in the late 1980s opened the floodgates of regulatory, market, technology and behavioral changes in the telecom and later all information technology markets. This paper is a pioneering and insightful look into these momentous changes.

Why is it important?

Most aspects of contemporary information and communication technologies, especially in terms of media and telecom, can be traced to the 1980s AT&T divestiture. This paper is a portal into these changes, and of course much more careful and detailed work -- historical, contemporary, and projective -- is needed.

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