Challenges in the Telecom Sector: A case study of 3G Rollout in China

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dc.contributor.author Li, Grace en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:56:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:56:27Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2008008200 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Li Xiaoguang 2010, 'Challenges in the Telecom Sector: A case study of 3G Rollout in China', Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 393-402. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1753-6235 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10440
dc.description.abstract The year 2008 was a big one for the telecommunications industry of the People?s Republic of China (PRC). In May 2008, the PRC State Council conducted a significant reform in the telecom sector, which created a mega-telecommunications regulator and three mega-operators. Shortly after this reform, on 31 December 2008, the PRC government decided in favour of a rollout and issued three 3G licences to all the three mega-operators against the big picture of the global economic downturn and with the government decision to stimulate domestic consumption. This paper studies the PRC telecommunications sector, focusing on the current 3G rollout and its impact on the industry regulator?s function and power. It also analyses whether the industry is equipped with proper regulatory measures to embrace the forthcoming 3G era in China. In the course of doing this, the paper brings out various regulatory challenges that the PRC regulator should carefully address. This paper concludes that 3G rollout in the PRC is a good opportunity for the country at the present time if the regulatory regime can keep pace with the industry movement. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Inderscience Enterprises Ltd en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJPL.2010.035410 en_US
dc.title Challenges in the Telecom Sector: A case study of 3G Rollout in China en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Private Law en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 393 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 402 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 010331 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords 3G network; 3G rollout; telecommunications regulation; Ministry of Industry and Information Technology; MIIT; Ministry of Information Industry; MII; China Telecom; China Unicom; China Mobile; regulatory reform. en_US
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dc.staffid 010331 en_US


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