|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4973317||1365480||2017||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- A two-dimensional analytical framework is proposed.
- There is a seemingly shift of emphasis in China's broadband policy.
- China's recent broadband plan remains a conventional supply-side industrial policy.
- China's policy changes appear not to keep up with the broadband ecosystem evolution.
Although it is generally agreed that governments should have some roles in the development of broadband, questions about the specific role of governments remain unanswered, particularly from the perspective of developing countries. This paper evaluates China's evolving broadband policy by developing a two-dimensional analytical framework, with the different stages of broadband development represented by columns and the four components of broadband ecosystem represented by rows. Generally speaking, China's telecommunications development has been driven by investments from government-allied entities and features a strong industrial policy. However, the Chinese government has chosen a somewhat soft-intervention approach in broadband development and relied on the market itself to grow by creating a competitive market structure. As the market has recently evolved to a certain degree of saturation, there is a seemingly shift of emphasis in China's broadband policy from infrastructure buildup and service provision to application creation and user demand stimulation. However, China's broadband future is uncertain due to unsettled but important institutional and financial issues. Policy changes appear not to keep up with the broadband ecosystem evolution.
Journal: Telecommunications Policy - Volume 41, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages 1-11