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From Iron Fist to Invisible HandThe Uneven Path of Telecommunications Reform in China$
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Irene S. Wu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804759625

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804759625.001.0001

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The Triumphant Consumer?

The Triumphant Consumer?

The Growth of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and “Little Smart” Personal Handyphone Service

(p.116) 8 The Triumphant Consumer?
From Iron Fist to Invisible Hand
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This chapter discusses the Little Smart service and IP telephony. It presents a detailed study on the way technological change allows informal sector growth. This technological change eventually leads to a forced liberalization of government policy. It also looks at the challenges that voice-over internet protocol (VOIP) presents to long distance services and compares the cellular operators with fixed operators.

Keywords:   voice-over internet protocol, Little Smart, IP telephony, technological change, informal sector growth, liberalization, long distance services, operators

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