|1||Course Introduction and Competitive Structure of Telecoms Industry: The Effect of Convergence|
|2||What Caused the Telecom Crash? Is there Light at the End of the Tunnel?|
|3||The Economics of Networks and Regulation|
|4||Regulation, Deregulation and the Telecom Act of 1996|
|5||Competition in Local Service
Wireline + Wireless. Will Cellular Replace Residential Wireline Service?
|6||Competition for Residential Local and Long Distance|
|7||Competition in Mobile & Wireless Communications
Competition for Standards and Coverage
|8||Future Wireless Technology
Speaker: Dick Lynch, CTO, Verizon Wireless
|9||The Direction of Future Competition
Full Service Operators (any-distance service, wireline/wireless, voice, Internet access). Integration of Voice, Data, and Wireless Networks.
|10||Competition in Wireless – Winning Strategies
Scott Wiener, Nextel VP
Brian Toll, 15.020 alum and Nextel Manager, Strategic Pricing & Analysis
|11||Internet Commerce in an Wireless World
Speaker: Hoss Mohsenzadeh, Aliaswire Inc.
|12||Entrepreneurs in Telecommunications
Speaker: Carl Stjernfeldt, Battery Ventures
|13||Competition in an Industry where the Service Look to be Increasingly like a Commodity with Little Differentiation
Speaker: Carlos Lopez-Abadia, Qwest CIO
|14||Are Spectrum Auctions a Good Idea?|
|15||Future Competition in Telecommunications|
|16||Global Competition: Will Anyone Ever Make Money in China?
Speakers: You! Class members from around the world describe competition in their home markets.
|17||Mobile Handset Market Value Chain|
|18||Will Telecom and IT be a Growing Industry or like a "Water Utility?"|
|22||Last Day of Class|