Central and Eastern Europe: Crossed wires
Until recently, telecommunications, information technology and broadcasting all operated independently in terms of the technology used, the information transmitted and the networks employed. Television, radio, telephones and computers were used for discrete purposes, and the services provided were regulated via separate laws, usually by different regulators, and with no obvious need for coherence between these separate laws and regulators. Technological convergence has enabled traditionally distinct voice, media and data transmissions to be transported over the same network and to use integrated consumer devices for purposes such as telephony, television or personal computing.
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