Unveiling the intricate public-private interplay in next generation communications.


For most of the last century, telephone services and telecommunication services more generally were provided by national companies operating as monopolies. The monopolist was in charge of deploying the networks, using criteria that were often more political than economic. The generalisation tends to hold internationally, although at certain times and in certain places, it has not been true. The United States is the most prominent exception….

Publication type: 
JRC-SCI Magazine
Published in: 
Telecommunications Policy Vol. 34, N . 9, p.p. 483-486 
Publication date: 
October 2010
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Other Authors: 
Jose Luis Gomez-Barroso