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The communication services industry has fared relatively well during the global financial crisis. In part, as has been discussed in previous editions, the industry's experience in, and emergence from, the "dotcom bubble" has placed it in a much stronger position to meet recent challenges. Certainly, parts of the industry have characteristics ‐ similar to other utilities ‐ that make it more resistant to financial downturns. That being said, the industry's resilience must also be attributable, at least in part, to its need to deal with extremely rapid commercial and technological changes.
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: July 1, 2011

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