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Inside the Communication RevolutionEvolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction$
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Robin Mansell

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296553

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296553.001.0001

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Missing Concepts in the ‘Missing Links’ for Brazilian Telecommunications

Missing Concepts in the ‘Missing Links’ for Brazilian Telecommunications

(p.225) 11 Missing Concepts in the ‘Missing Links’ for Brazilian Telecommunications
Inside the Communication Revolution

Ana Arroio

Oxford University Press

Since the late 1960s, the use of satellite technology for international communication has been promoted as the missing link in telecommunication infrastructure that might improve the social and economic conditions of developing countries by closing the ‘access gap’. Low earth orbiting satellites (LEOS) were introduced in the late 1990s with hopes that affordable telecommunication services may be made accessible to rural and disadvantaged areas. This chapter presents a detailed study regarding the types of negotiating capabilities in Brazil and analyses how these capabilities were launched in the negotiations between indigenous and external parties before the advent of LEOS services. One of the key issues in this study involves whether these capabilities brought favourable effects to the deployment of an innovative satellite system in line with the policy goals.

Keywords:   satellite technology, access gap, Brazil, LEOS, negotiating capabilities

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