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Baltic Telecommunications: The European Union's Wireless Interest
Unformatted Document Text:  young adults with their faces painted with the different flags of the EU and the flags of each of the Baltics. The collective spirit of the Baltic population looks with anticipation toward the first day of May, 2004. Though certainly non unanimous, the Baltics overwhelmingly favor their inclusion in the EU. The Baltic States have successfully managed much of the fallout of self determination in separating from the former Soviet Union. Overall, wireless connectivity in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania appears to be well ahead of most former Soviet republics in terms of technology and capability, (ITU, 2003). In less than one year, however, the Baltics will have to readjust again when western European captains of industry wish to capitalize on the underserved wireless communication markets to the East. What the Baltics offer the EU is the opportunity to capitalize on emerging markets just as their own mature wireless communication markets had reached near saturation. In anticipation of joining the European Union, the Baltics have already standardized 90% to GSM, (BBS, 2003) an amount not lost on the European wireless communications community. A net gain of seven million potential users shows network externalities at work, users who represent a new opportunity for European telecommunications firms competing in locally saturated markets while effectively shutting out the 50% of U.S. wireless competitors who still adhere to the CDMA standard. Smart EU planners understand acutely that they face a finite market for wireless

Authors: Leahy, Kimberley.
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young adults with their faces painted with the different flags of the EU and the flags of
each of the Baltics. The collective spirit of the Baltic population looks with anticipation
toward the first day of May, 2004. Though certainly non unanimous, the Baltics
overwhelmingly favor their inclusion in the EU.
The Baltic States have successfully managed much of the fallout of self
determination in separating from the former Soviet Union. Overall, wireless connectivity
in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania appears to be well ahead of most former Soviet republics
in terms of technology and capability, (ITU, 2003). In less than one year, however, the
Baltics will have to readjust again when western European captains of industry wish to
capitalize on the underserved wireless communication markets to the East. What the
Baltics offer the EU is the opportunity to capitalize on emerging markets just as their own
mature wireless communication markets had reached near saturation.
In anticipation of joining the European Union, the Baltics have already
standardized 90% to GSM, (BBS, 2003) an amount not lost on the European wireless
communications community. A net gain of seven million potential users shows network
externalities at work, users who represent a new opportunity for European
telecommunications firms competing in locally saturated markets while effectively
shutting out the 50% of U.S. wireless competitors who still adhere to the CDMA
standard. Smart EU planners understand acutely that they face a finite market for wireless


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