The Crossed Line: The South African Telecommunications Industry in Transition

The Crossed Line: The South African Telecommunications Industry in Transition

By: David Kaplan (author)Paperback

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The South African telecommunications industry is at a crucial stage in its technological development, facing choices that will have long-term effects on private consumers and large-scale industry alike. In "The crossed line", David Kaplan examines the development of the telecommunications industry in South Africa and, sometimes controversially, discusses the problems that have beset it. In analyzing the factors which will determine its future structure and operations, he turns to comparative studies of the industry in a number of countries. The book provides a critique of the public communications network administered by the South African Post Office. It also explains the workings of the local industry which supplies equipment to the telecommunications network. Kaplan substantiates his text with data, tables and many interviews. The information he provides is pertinent and detailed enough to remain valuable for reference purposes.

Contents

The impact of change in the telecommunications sector; The origins of the South African telecommunications industry and digital technology; South Africa's telecommunications network: an evaluation; The electronics sector in South Africa; The current structure of the South African telecommunications industry; Prices and local content of the South African telecommunications industry; Technological capability in the South African telecommunications industry; Proposals for the development of the South African telecommunications industry; Further development: a critique and alternative suggestions

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781868141197
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781868141197
  • ISBN10: 1868141195

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