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Market Trends: Regulatory Influence on the Internet, Worldwide, 2012 and 2020

Published: 09 August 2012

ID: G00237665

Analyst(s): David Willis, Peter Kjeldsen, Wm. L. Hahn


Gartner identifies three states of Internet regulation seen today in key national markets, and discusses how they will apply in 2020.

Table Of Contents

Trends in the Market

Market: The Drive to Regulate the Internet Is Balancing Alternative Approaches

  • Scenario Characteristics
    • Egalitarian Web: Control and Freedom, Furthest From Money
    • Power and Profit: Money and Control, Furthest From Freedom
    • Pay If You Want: Money and Freedom, Furthest from Control

Regions: Key National Markets Show These Characteristics

  • Egalitarian Web Influenced Markets
  • Power and Profit Influenced Markets
  • Pay If You Want Influenced Markets

Contrarian View: In Some Cases, the Scales May Tip

Vendors to Watch


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