Impact of wireless telecommunications standards and regulation on the evolution of wireless technologies and services over Internet protocol

Beginning with the historical role and importance of multi-physical standards in wireless telecommunications for the future in the US, Japan and Europe, this paper provides a cohesive vision of how wireless communication, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) is likely to develop. Also covered in this paper are its benefits, the technical and regulatory support required to realize this vision and an assessment of its potential impact on the structure of the telecommunications industry. Although the competitive structure of the Internet is relatively open, several factors, such as frequency allocation policy and radio interface standards, could block the efficient evolution of wireless services to an IP platform. The paper proposes two major technical requirements to enable effective competition in wireless VoIP and achieve greater technical productivity.


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Interfaces, Internet, Standards, VoIP, Wireless

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AuthorsMaeda, Tadahiko (Dept of Computer Science, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan), Amar, A.D. (The Stillman School, Seton Hall University, NJ, USA), Gibson, Allen (The Stillman School, Seton Hall University, NJ, USA)
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords:Interfaces, Internet, Standards, VoIP, Wireless
Last update:2006