Making the Global Convergence of ICT Available for Everyone

  • Tomal K Ganguly
  • Klaus Fleerkötter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Information Systems book series (BRIEFSINORMAT)


In 2011, the pace in the development of information and communication technology (ICT) seemed to peak, but the convergence phenomenon can still be described as a first-world trend.


Global Convergence Ubiquitous Computing Network Neutrality Internet Architecture Content Distribution Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomal K Ganguly
    • 1
  • Klaus Fleerkötter
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LiechtensteinVaduzLiechtenstein
  2. 2.University of MünsterMünsterGermany

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