"Telecommunications in Transition" presents a readable and authoritative examination of the present state of international telecommunications. Detailing the dramatic increase in the number of tele-services available since the digitalization of networks, the authors (Michel Carpentier, Sylviane Farnoux-Toporkoff and Christian Garric) undertake a social, commercial and to some extent political review of the changes which have revolutionized this sector. Analysis of the US situation at the time of the breakup of AT&T sheds light on the current turbulence in Europe, where present developments will undoubtedly have worldwide impact. Topics include: The telecommunications revolution in America; Community policy; the rise in power of European telecommunications; the creation of new industrial equilibria. Containing much factual information plus informed viewpoints, the book is essential reading for engineers, students, economic forecasters and planners who wish to gain insight into the future of telecommunications.