Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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The Political Economies of Broadband Development in Korea and Japan

Journal Article

Kenji E. Kushida - Stanford University
Seung-Youn Oh

Published by
Asian Survey, Vol. 47 no. 3
May/June 2007

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.