Multimedia Services in Open Distributed Telecommunications Environments


Leydekkers, Peter (1997) Multimedia Services in Open Distributed Telecommunications Environments. thesis.

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Abstract:In the majority of European countries a twofold change is taking place in the telecommunications marketplace. Firstly, the traditional monopolistic state owned telecommunications provider is being privatised and secondly, the market in which this newly privatised provider operates is being opened to competition from other providers (some of them newly privatised themselves). The net result of these changes is an increase in the variety of services and the reduction in the cost of traditional services (commoditisation). To compete well, these new companies have to find a competitive edge. For new services this means that they have to be of a high quality, have advanced functionality and be produced in a short time frame. For existing services, the obvious choice is to compete on cost. The prices for services provided by ex-state owned companies, however, may be regulated in order to reduce their high existing market share, in which case the focus is more on customer care and quality. In addition, the convergence of the film and television market with video games, computer and telecommunications markets makes the picture very complex.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS)
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