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Can Europe have a Telecommunications Industry?

  • Alain Bravo (a1)


This paper summarises the author’s remarks during a symposium held at Imperial College, London, UK, in honour of Erol Gelenbe. It provides a perspective for the future of the Telecommunications industry in Europe.



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