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Going Mobile: Technology and Policy Issues in the Mobile Internet

Richard Bennett Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Going Mobile: Technology and Policy Issues in the Mobile Internet

Richard Bennett

March 2010

T h e I n f o r m ati o n T e c h n o l o g y & I n n o v ati o n F o u n d ati o n

Table of Contents I.

Executive Summary............................................................................................. 1

II.

Introduction.......................................................................................................... 7 A. Advent of Broadband.............................................................................. 7 B. Rise of the Cell Phone............................................................................. 8 B. Convergence.............................................................................................. 8 C. Reader’s Guide to the Report................................................................. 8

III.

Issues in Internet Design and Operation......................................................... 8 A. Brief History............................................................................................. 9 B. Modularity.................................................................................................. 9 C. Efficiency................................................................................................. 11 D. Manageability.......................................................................................... 11 E. Innovation............................................................................................... 12 F.

Subsidies.................................................................................................. 13

G. Specific Example: Inter-Domain Quality of Service........................ 15 H. Why the Internet Works....................................................................... 16 IV.

Issues in Mobile Network Design and Operation........................................ 18 A. Brief History........................................................................................... 18 B. Modularity................................................................................................ 19 C. Efficiency................................................................................................. 20 D. Manageability.......................................................................................... 20 E. Innovation............................................................................................... 23 F.

Specific Example: Voice over LTE...................................................... 25

G. Status of Internet Design and Wireless Networks........................... 26 V.

The Mobile Network Infrastructure................................................................. 26

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T h e I n f o r m ati o n T e c h n o l o g y & I n n o v ati o n F o u n d ati o n

A. Essential Parts of the Mobile Network.............................................. 26 B. Spectrum.................................................................................................. 27 1. Licenses............................................................................................ 27 2. Efficient Use.................................................................................... 28 3. Roaming........................................................................................... 28 4. Coordination.................................................................................... 28 C. Base Station Siting.................................................................................. 29 D. Backhaul............................