Against a background of rapid technological change, the impact of global communication on national cultures and societies has become a dynamic area of critical enquiry. International Communication and Globalization offers a timely overview of the rapidly expanding area of media and communication studies. Leading contributors offer a range of perspectives on the relationship between the process of globalization and international communication. Individual chapters examine the impact of market relations, deregulation and technology of Third World countries, as well as the ethics of the global communications industry. International Communication and Globalization makes an important intervention in
Chapter 3: Communications Technologies: An Overview
Today we are living in a silicon-chip society. It makes information processing incredibly easy. Through innovative use of silicon boards in a variety of forms and techniques, a revolution in information technology is taking place. By the year 2000, telecommunications will be more privatized, and arguably more accessible. Competition to provide services will not only be tense, but also fragmented – the need factor as a consequence of information revolution may be world-wide.
In this chapter, Negrine provides an overview of all aspects of communication technology, an updating of regulations and communication policies and a summary of state-of-the-art communication technology. He also explores many of the new systems of communication in a broader context and identifies the disparities between ...