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The Portable Internet

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This report, the sixth in the ITU Internet Report series, analyses the impact and potential of the portable Internet on the changing wireless landscape. In its analysis, the report aims to cover a complete range of aspects, including technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, WiMAX, UWB and IMT-2000), market trends (e.g. convergence, pricing strategies), policy and regulatory issues (e.g. spectrum policy, competition policy), tools for bridging the digital divide (e.g. success stories and country case studies) and choices for society, including future scenarios and societal implications of technologies.

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Policy and Regulatory Aspects

From a policy and regulatory perspective the provision of portable Internet services straddles a wide and diverse range of issues, reflecting the converged nature of its services and technologies. Important areas of policy and regulatory concern include spectrum management, licensing, interconnection, addressing and numbering as well as content and consumer protection. This chapter looks at some of these key aspects.

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