The rise of China Telecom Xiaolingtong mobile technology has given rise to a regulatory debate. Xiaolingtong behaves like a cell phone (users can roam from town to town and their wireless handsets have SIM cards), but since the technology runs the fixed-line telecommunications backbone, it is regulated as a fixed system. Therefore, although it operates with mobile service providers, it always has the upper hand, since it calculates fixed rates, thereby tilting the mobile market in … Read more »

The rise of China Telecom Xiaolingtong mobile technology has given rise to a regulatory debate. Xiaolingtong behaves like a cell phone (users can roam from town to town and their wireless handsets have SIM cards), but since the technology runs the fixed-line telecommunications backbone, it is regulated as a fixed system. Therefore, although it operates with mobile service providers, it always has the upper hand, since it calculates fixed rates, thereby tilting the mobile market in their favor. Is the Ministry of Information Industry, turned a blind eye to this new communication technology?
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Kasra Mottahedeh,
M. Bushehri
Source: University of Hong Kong
8 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 14, 2007. Prod #: HKU662-PDF-ENG
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