15.020 | Fall 2003 | Graduate
Competition in Telecommunications

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LEC # TOPICS
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

Speakers: 
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?”
19 Student Presentations
20 Student Presentations
21

Student Presentations

Course Evaluations

22 Last Day of Class

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