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The Political Economies Of Broadband Development In Korea And Japan, Kenji Kushida, Seung-Youn Oh Jan 2007

The Political Economies Of Broadband Development In Korea And Japan, Kenji Kushida, Seung-Youn Oh

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South Korea’s and Japan’s telecommunications sectors developed rapidly, especially in high-speed, low-priced broadband. We argue that both countries are engaged in strategic liberalization, fostering competition to reach specific goals. However, different political dynamics pushed their initially similar policy regimes apart. Korea retained its managed competition regime while Japan experienced a regime shift.