Implications of Convergence on the Regulatory Regime, e-Commerce, the Industry, and the Society at large in South Africa

Mlitwa, Nhlanhla Boyfriend Implications of Convergence on the Regulatory Regime, e-Commerce, the Industry, and the Society at large in South Africa., 2004 Extensive research assignment for Certificate in Telecommunications Policy, Regulation & Management thesis, University of the Witwatersrand and (South Africa). [Thesis]

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Convergence in information communication technology is about real issues of technological innovations and change. It encompasses a combination of benefits and challenges, not only for the market, the industry, or technology sectors, but also for the regulatory regime and the society at large. Technology convergence offers massive opportunities for the development of new services and the expansion of consumer choice. It certainly expands the overall information market, and is the catalyst for the next stage in the integration of the world economy. Even small business can market globally, thanks to the low cost of a World Wide Web site. Convergence enables a substantially higher capacity of traditionally distinct voice and data transmission services to be transported over similar networks and to use integrated consumer devices for purposes such as telephony, television or personal computing (PC).

Item type: Thesis (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: Convergence, ICT, Innovation, Change, Telecommunications, Electronic Communications and Transactions Bill, Regulations, South Africa
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services
Depositing user: Nhlanhla B. W. Mlitwa
Date deposited: 07 Jul 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01

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