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New Telecommunications Services in Austria: A Technology Assessment


Bauer, Johannes M. /

Braun, Ernest /

Hartmann, Bernd /

Michael Latzer /

Pointer, Peter /

Sint, Peter P. /

Bonek, Ernst

In: Telecommunications Policy, 4, 334-347

Public fears have grown up surrounding the uncertain potential benefit or harm of recent rapid technological advances in Austrian telecommunications. A technology assessment was called for, to proffer comprehensive and balanced information on the current state of, and future developments in, Austrian telecommunications. This paper explains the organization of the Austrian PTT, discusses successful new services, considers their relationship to the law and the economy, and analyses their social impact.