The Rise and Fall of Satellite Personal Communication Systems

Business and Legal Issues

by Georgia Chioni (Author)
©2004 Thesis 220 Pages


Satellite personal communications were expected to form a very successful market, reaching many millions of customers. The market functioned, however it has been, instead, a big business failure. The book examines the rise and fall of the Satellite Personal Communication Systems (SPCS) from an interdisciplinary approach. It describes the technology of a market formed on the basis of heavy investment, which traded international personal communication capacity through the use of mobile satellite networks. Moreover, it analyses the main actors and their business strategies that have lead pioneers to failure. In addition, it focuses on the regulatory efforts, which proved unsuccessful in saving the market from collapsing. The analysis, based on the interaction of various parameters (technology, law, actors and market) forms an interesting level-playing field.


ISBN (Softcover)
Satellitenfunk Recht European Community International Telecommunications Union Satellite Personal Communications (SPCS) Business failure Market Building Satellite Regulation-Technology Mobile Telekommunikation
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 220 pp.

Biographical notes

Georgia Chioni (Author)

Die Autorin: Georgia Chioni was born in Thessaloniki (Greece) in 1972. She graduated from the «Aristoteles Law University» of Thessaloniki in 1995 and continued her studies in Germany (Saarbrücken), doing an LLM on German Law and attending courses on European Law (Europa Institut). She moved to Italy (European University Institute, Florence), where she completed her Ph.D. (2000) related to satellite telecommuncations. Since 2001 she has been working in the Greek National Competition Authority.


Title: The Rise and Fall of Satellite Personal Communication Systems