Telecommunications Demand in Theory and Practice

Author: L.D. Taylor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401108927
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Telecommunications Demand in Theory and Practice, which builds upon the author's seminal 1980 book, Telecommunications Demand: A Review and Critique, provides comprehensive analyses of the determinants and structure of telecommunications demands in the United States and Canada. Theory and empirical application receive equal emphasis with a heavy focus on the developments and econometric research since the divestiture of AT&T in 1984. For the first time, a detailed theoretical analysis of business telecommunications demand on subscriber and usage consumption externalities is presented. Telecommunications Demand in Theory and Practice is without peer in the documentation and analysis of price elasticities of demand for telecommunications services. This new book also includes a comprehensive bibliography with over 500 entries related to telecommunications demand and pricing. Telecommunications Demand will appeal to both academic and consulting economists, telecommunications industry analysts and regulators, and to teachers of courses in applied econometrics and regulated industries.

Telecommunications Transformation

Author: Erik Bohlin
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9789051993660
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This volume of papers by leading telecommunications experts from around the world addresses in an integrated fashion the ongoing transformation of telecommunications. The book covers technology, economics, the law, and other social sciences and focuses on both theory and policy. Major topics include the impact of new technology on networks and users, network evolution and firm structure and strategy, pricing and interconnection, demand and policy for the Internet, and competition and the United States Telecommunications Act of 1996. The papers in this book represent a unique integration of topics, appropriate for a converging industry, and they also include the first wide-ranging analysis and critique of telecommunications policy in the United States following the 1996 Act.

Demand for Communications Services Insights and Perspectives

Author: James Alleman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461479932
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This volume grew out of a conference organized by James Alleman and Paul Rappoport, conducted on October 10, 2011 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in honor of the work of Lester D. Taylor, whose pioneering work in demand and market analysis has had profound implications on research across a wide spectrum of industries. In his Prologue, Eli M. Noam notes that demand analysis in the information sector must recognize the “public good” characteristics of media products and networks, while taking into account the effects of interdependent user behavior; the strong cross-elasticities in a market; as well as the phenomenon of supply creating its own demand. The second Prologue, by Timothy Tardiff and Daniel Levy, focuses more specifically on Taylor’s body of work, in particular its practical applications and usefulness in analyses of, and practices within, the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector (known in Europe and elsewhere as the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT) sector). The remainder of the book is organized into four parts: Advances in Theory; Empirical Applications; Evidence-Based Policy Applications; and a final Conclusion. The book closes with an Appendix by Sharon Levin and Stanford Levin detailing Taylor’s contributions using bibliometrics. Not only featuring chapters from distinguished scholars in economics, applied sciences, and technology, this volume includes two contributions directly from Lester Taylor, providing unique insight into economics from a lifetime in the field. “What a worthy book! Every applied researcher in communications encounters Lester Taylor’s work. Many empirical exercises in communications can trace their roots to Taylor’s pioneering research and his thoughtful leadership. This book assembles an impressive set of contributors and contributions to honor Taylor. No surprise, the collection extends far and wide into many of the core topics of communications and media markets. The emphasis is where it should be–on important and novel research questions informed by useful data. —Shane Greenstein, Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University “For more than 40 years, Lester Taylor has been a leader in the application of consumer modeling, econometric techniques and microeconomic data to understand residential and business user behavior in telecommunications markets. During that time, he inspired a cadre of students and colleagues who applied this potent combination to address critical corporate and regulatory issues arising in the telecommunications sector. This volume collects the recent product of many of these same researchers and several other devotees who go beyond empirical analysis of fixed line service by extending Prof. Taylor’s approach to the next wave of services and technologies. These contributions, including two new papers by Prof. Taylor, offer an opportunity for the next generation to learn from his work as it grapples with the pressing issues of consumer demand in the rapidly evolving digital economy.” — Glenn Woroch, Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

The Future of the Telecommunications Industry Forecasting and Demand Analysis

Author: David G. Loomis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461546435
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The aim of this book, Future of the Telecommunications Industry: Forecasting and Demand Analysis, is to describe leading research in the area of empirical telecommunications demand analysis and forecasting in the light of tremendous market and regulatory changes. Its purpose is to educate the reader about how traditional analytic techniques can be used to assess new telecommunications products and how new analytic techniques can better address existing products. The research presented focuses on new products such as Internet access and additional lines and new techniques such as hazard modeling, adaptive forecasting and neural networks. The scope of this volume includes new telecommunications products, new analytical techniques, and a review of market changes in the US and other countries. Some of the most critical questions facing the industry are addressed here, such as the impact of competition, customer churn, rate re-balancing, and early assessment of new products. The research includes a variety of different countries, products and analytic tools.

Telecommunications Pricing

Author: Bridger M. Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521426787
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Systematically reviews recent innovations in the economic theory of pricing and extends results to the conditions which characterize telecommunications markets

Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering Theory and Practice

Author: Mark L. Ayers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118423143
Format: PDF
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Practical tools for analyzing, calculating, and reportingavailability, reliability, and maintainability metrics Engineers in the telecommunications industry must be able toquantify system reliability and availability metrics for use inservice level agreements, system design decisions, and dailyoperations. Increasing system complexity and software dependencerequire new, more sophisticated tools for system modeling andmetric calculation than those available in the currentliterature. Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory,and Practice provides a background in reliability engineeringtheory as well as detailed sections discussing applications tofiber optic networks (earth station and space segment), microwavenetworks (long-haul, cellular backhaul and mobile wireless),satellite networks (teleport and VSAT), power systems (generators,commercial power and battery systems), facilities management, andsoftware/firmware. Programming techniques and examples forsimulation of the approaches presented are discussed throughout thebook. This powerful resource: Acts as a comprehensive reference and textbook for analysis anddesign of highly reliable and available telecommunicationssystems Bridges the fields of system reliability theory,telecommunications system engineering, and computerprogramming Translates abstract reliability theory concepts into practicaltools and techniques for technical managers, engineers andstudents Provides telecommunication engineers with a holisticunderstanding of system reliability theory, telecommunicationssystem engineering, and reliability/risk analysisTelecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory, andPractice is a must-have guide for telecommunications engineers orengineering students planning to work in the field oftelecommunications Telecommunications System Reliability Engineering, Theory,and Practice is a must-have guide for telecommunicationsengineers or engineering students planning to work in the field oftelecommunications.

Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering Theory and Practice

Author: Yanwen Wu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642253490
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The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the I2009 Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Software Engineering (KESE 2009) was held on December 19~ 20, 2009, Shenzhen, China. Volume 2 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of Knowledge Engineering and Communication Technology to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. 135 high-quality papers are included in the volume. Each paper has been peer-reviewed by at least 2 program committee members and selected by the volume editor Prof.Yanwen Wu. On behalf of the this volume, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of authors and referees for their efforts reviewing the papers. Hoping you can find lots of profound research ideas and results on the related fields of Knowledge Engineering and Communication Technology.