V7 N1 Paper 4
Annals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington
Spring 2013

A Call for Competition: Restructuring Policies in the U.S. Wireless Telecommunication Industry  

Keith Greats

Committee

Ulku Clark (chair)
Ron Vetter
Bryan Reinicke

Abstract

Competition is what drives companies to provide better products and services than their competitors. It acts as a catalyst for the advancement of many technologies used to create the mobile devices and the functionality of those devices which people depend on every day. This study describes the implications of a lack of competition within the U.S. wireless telecommunications industry. The purpose of this research is to develop policy recommendations to improve competitive conditions in the U.S. wireless telecommunications industry. After analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T; policy recommendations have been created that could improve competitive conditions within the industry if implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The findings of this study provides detailed information on what needs to be in place in order for competition to exist in a market or industry, what sort of impact mergers and acquisitions have on competition within a market or industry, and what could have happened in the wireless telecommunications industry if AT&T had been successful in acquiring T-Mobile.

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Recommended Citation: Greats, K., Clark, U, Vetter, R., Reinicke, B. (2013) A Call for Competition: Restructuring Policies in the U.S. Wireless Telecommunication Industry. Annals of the Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington, 7(1) paper 4. http://csbapp.uncw.edu/data/mscsis/full.aspx.

V7 N1 Paper 4
Annals of the MS in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNC Wilmington
Spring 2013