Title: Technological change and network development: challenges and perspectives in mobility and communication

Authors: Domenico Campisi, Agostino La Bella, Massimo Gastaldi

Addresses: Department of Production Systems and Computer Science, University of Rome ''Tor Vergata'', Via di Tor Vergata, 110, 00133 Rome, Italy. Department of Production Systems and Computer Science, University of Rome ''Tor Vergata'', Via di Tor Vergata, 110, 00133 Rome, Italy. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of L'Aquila, 67040 Monteluco de Roio, L'Aquila, Italy

Abstract: Historically, all civilizations devoted the best part of their technologies, resources and infrastructure to satisfy communication needs. The word communication will be considered here both as information transmission and physical movements; in other words, information transmission and physical movements will be considered as two aspects of the same necessity of interaction. In this paper, the rapid evolution of interaction technologies and some of the differences between transportation and telecommunication costs are summarised. Moreover major trends and future possible opportunities of applying technologies in transport and telecommunication are provided.

Keywords: mobility; communication; technology evolution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2003.002573

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2003 Vol.4 No.1, pp.79-101

Available online: 24 Jul 2003 *

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