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Title: "The global mobile"
Source: The Economist
Publication Date: October 7 1999
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Abstract: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the sort of place America's far-right rages about. It is an arm of the dreaded United Nations; it is populated by a rainbow coalition of people with advanced degrees and a limitless enthusiasm for talking about things like packet switching; and it is charged with harmonising the world's telephone standards. The main problem with the ITU, however, is not that it has too much power, but that it has sometimes been too timorous in using what power it has.
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