Convergence and privatisation in Telecommunications «Regulation of access to limited resources in telecommunications sector in Europe»

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Convergence and privatisation in Telecommunications «Regulation of access to limited resources in telecommunications sector in Europe». / Smith, Lesley Jane; Levy, Kate.

International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005. International Astronautical Federation, IAF, 2005. p. 7157-7166.

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Harvard

Smith, LJ & Levy, K 2005, Convergence and privatisation in Telecommunications «Regulation of access to limited resources in telecommunications sector in Europe». in International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005. International Astronautical Federation, IAF, pp. 7157-7166.

APA

Smith, L. J., & Levy, K. (2005). Convergence and privatisation in Telecommunications «Regulation of access to limited resources in telecommunications sector in Europe». In International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005 (pp. 7157-7166). International Astronautical Federation, IAF.

Vancouver

Smith LJ, Levy K. Convergence and privatisation in Telecommunications «Regulation of access to limited resources in telecommunications sector in Europe». In International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005. International Astronautical Federation, IAF. 2005. p. 7157-7166

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