“Peter Cowhey and Jonathan Aronson manage to inject fresh, new energy into the old cry of “Convergence is coming!”. The flow and coherence of their arguments entice the reader, who, by the end, can imagine there to be considerable potential for the authors’ prescriptions.”
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Lee Tuthill, Counsellor, WTO, Geneva, Switzerland

“An astonishingly timely, hopeful, and important book that will influence our thinking about global governance and markets, international policy, and how our human institutions are organized. Eye-opening and totally sensible.”

Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California, author of Transparency and Judgment

“I have never read a more astute analysis of how information technology and governments together have globalized every economy, producing winners and losers aplenty. Insights—like the importance of modularity and the power of ideas—abound. This is a must-read for technology business leaders who deal with government and for government officials who want their nations to succeed in world competition. A tour de force!”

Reed Hundt, former Chairman, FCC

“Traditionally in the game of international telecommunications the more advanced nations would simply champion the branded communications systems of their local industries. But the increasing interoperability and interchangeability of the component parts of the global information infrastructure, Cowhey and Aronson argue, changes the game. It is an inflection point defined by a new set of policy principles and strategic realities. This book is must reading for active players in the public and private sectors and students of the evolving global digital grid.”

W. Russell Neuman, University of Michigan

“What a wonderful and remarkable book! Transforming Global Information and Communications Markets presents a broad vision, brimming with insights about communications markets all over the globe. It covers an extensive range of topics: the decline in the price of long-distance telephony, the development of 3G and distribution of profits from it, modularity in on-line content markets, the governance of the web, the transformation of broadcasting, and more. The book provides a coherent explanation for every important trend in modern communications markets. I could not put it down.”

Shane M. Greenstein, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

“Cowhey and Aronson make clear why Information and Communication Technologies are paramount for development, why good public policy is critical for countries to remain competitive, and why regulation is so hard to fine tune in a world of technological upheaval, global interdependence, and enormous economic and political interests. This book provides a route map for policy makers to navigate the turbulent waters that loom ahead as change accelerates. It is invaluable material for those interested in ICT’s, development economics and regulatory policy.”

Carlos Casasús, CEO of Mexico’s Internet 2 Project, Former chairman of Mexico’s Comision Federal de Telecomunicaciones and former Undersecretary for Communications and Technological Development in Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation

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