Urban telecommunications network : technology convergence and urban infrastructure

Yigitcanlar, Tan & Han, Jung Hoon (2010) Urban telecommunications network : technology convergence and urban infrastructure. In Yigitcanlar, Tan (Ed.) Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development : Technologies, Applications and Management. IGI Global, Engineering Science Reference, United States of America, pp. 77-90.

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Rapidly developing information and telecommunication technologies and their platforms in the late 20th Century helped improve urban infrastructure management and influenced quality of life. Telecommunication technologies make it possible for people to deliver text, audio and video material using wired, wireless or fibre-optic networks. Technologies convergence amongst these digital devices continues to create new ways in which the information and telecommunication technologies are used. The 21st Century is an era where information has converged, in which people are able to access a variety of services, including internet and location based services, through multi-functional devices such as mobile phones. This chapter discusses the recent developments in telecommunication networks and trends in convergence technologies, their implications for urban infrastructure planning, and for the quality of life of urban residents.

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ID Code: 38553
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: telecommunications infrastructure, urban telecommunications network, technology convergence, black box, information and communication technology, digital divide
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-775-6.ch006
ISBN: 9781616922870
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Analysis and Development (120507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 by IGI Global
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2010 23:40
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 23:41

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