Telecommunications Business Models
This course focuses on current issues facing the global telecommunications industry. In the context of this course, telecommunications encompasses voice, data, and video services running on copper, coaxial cable, fiber, and wireless networks. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the industry structure, the value chain, and the business models of various players. A key theme of the course is the impact of the Internet and its growth on the economics and market dynamics of various industry segments. The role of regulation, technological innovation, and competition in shaping the future of the industry is also explored in detail. The course draws on a variety of disciplines including public policy, law, economics, finance, engineering, and physics to prepare students for a career in the telecommunications industry.