The Evolution of Broadband Industry in the Developing World: A Comparison of China and India

IN HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH IN GLOBAL DIFFUSION OF BROADBAND DATA TRANSMISSION, Y.K. Dwivedi, A. Papazafeiropoulou, J. Choudrie, eds., IGI Global, Hershey, Forthcoming

Posted: 16 Nov 2008

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Nir Kshetri

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics

Nikhilesh Dholakia

University of Rhode Island

Date Written: November 13, 2008

Abstract

Telecommunications networks of India and the People's Republic of China are among the largest in the world and have a number of areas for broadband use ripe for exploration. Broadband networks in some regions in these two economies are even more developed than in some parts of the industrialized world. There are, however, a number of reasons to believe that these two countries may exhibit distinct and varied patterns of broadband diffusion. This chapter compares and contrasts the diffusion patterns of broadband technology in the two economies.

Keywords: India, China, broadband, telecommunications, diffusion, leadership, outsourcing

JEL Classification: O33

Suggested Citation

Kshetri, Nir and Dholakia, Nikhilesh, The Evolution of Broadband Industry in the Developing World: A Comparison of China and India (November 13, 2008). IN HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH IN GLOBAL DIFFUSION OF BROADBAND DATA TRANSMISSION, Y.K. Dwivedi, A. Papazafeiropoulou, J. Choudrie, eds., IGI Global, Hershey, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1301264

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Nikhilesh Dholakia

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