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Regulation of NGN unavoidable even if undesirable?
A Pacific Telecoms conference footnote by Steve McClelland
Telecom visions for the future of the market used to be very simple, said Eli Noam of the Columbia Business School, at the recent Pacific Telecoms conference. "When we thought about the future in telecom, we thought there would be competition and then more competition, and regulation would eventually become unnecessary and then fade away." Instead, he emphasized: "I would argue none of this has happened or will happen, and if anything regulation will become more important than ever."
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