The mobile telecommunication industry has been one of the fastest growing industries in the global economy since the late 1990s. As the first country to offer commercial Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) cellular service in the world, Korea was able to jump right into the digital mobile markets, enhancing its status as a leading manufacturer of mobile equipment. While the growth of the telecom industry occurred with the emergence of worldwide market-oriented regulatory reform and liberalization in telecommunications, the state-market relationship in Korea evolved from state monopoly toward acentralized governancea and later toward aflexible governance, a which is substantially different from aliberal governancea of the US. This book examines the uniqueness of Korean regulatory reforms of the mobile telecommunication sector, and argues that the market-oriented regulatory reform and liberalization should be explained by focusing on the interactions among the state, the private sector, and international political economic environment. It will appeal to scholars and policy-makers alike concerned with market regulation, Asian development and political economy.The number of car phone users was only 348 before the introduction of cellular phones in 1984. Technically, the limited lines were unable to provide for additional subscribers, and the early mobile radio systems, which used one-way radio and manual-type transmission, could not ... and public procurement contracts, which went mainly to Korean telecom national champions like Samsung and LGIC.
|Title||:||Building Telecom Markets|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-08-27|