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TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATION HANDBOOK

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ABOUT THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATION HANDBOOK ................................................................... V
FOREWORD ....................................................................................................................................................... VII
CHAPTER 1. THE BIG PICTURE: INTRODUCTION TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATION ..........................3
1.1. Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................................... 3
1.2. Technology in Context ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
1.3. Why Regulate? ..................................................................................................................................................................... 9
1.4. Regulatory Organizations ................................................................................................................................................. 14
1.5. International Frameworks ................................................................................................................................................. 21
1.6. Looking Ahead .................................................................................................................................................................. 23
CHAPTER 2. A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD: REGULATING FOR EFFECTIVE COMPETITION .....................................27
2.1. Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................ 27
2.2. Competitive Markets ........................................................................................................................................................ 27
2.3. Sector Regulation and Competition Law ..................................................................................................................... 30
2.4. Competition Analysis ........................................................................................................................................................ 32
2.5. Control of Mergers and Acquisitions .............................................................................................................................. 48
2.6. Regulating Prices ............................................................................................................................................................... 50
CHAPTER 3. GROWING THE MARKET: LICENSING AND AUTHORIZING SERVICES ........................................63
3.1. Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................ 63
3.2. The Trend Towards General Authorization .................................................................................................................... 63
3.3. Licensing Objectives and Types ...................................................................................................................................... 64
3.4. Competing for Licenses .................................................................................................................................................... 66
3.5. Authorization Principles and Procedures....................................................................................................................... 77
3.6. Special Authorization Situations ...................................................................................................................................... 81
3.7. Licensing for Convergence ............................................................................................................................................. 84
3.8. Global Standards Making and Compliance ................................................................................................................ 86
CHAPTER 4. GOING MOBILE: MANAGING THE SPECTRUM ...........................................................................93
4.1. Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................ 93
4.2. Changing Demands for Spectrum ................................................................................................................................. 93
4.3. Planning and Technical Standards ................................................................................................................................ 99
4.4. Mechanisms for Assigning and Pricing Spectrum ...................................................................................................... 101
4.5. Monitoring Spectrum ...................................................................................................................................................... 107
4.6. Flexibility in Spectrum Management ............................................................................................................................
CHAPTER 5. FROM CAPACITY TO CONNECTIVITY: NETWORK ACCESS AND INTERCONNECTION .......... 119
5.1. Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 119
5.2. Access and Interconnection ........................................................................................................................................ 119
5.3. Forms of Interconnection ............................................................................................................................................... 122
5.4. Setting Interconnection Prices ...................................................................................................................................... 133
5.5. Cross-border Interconnection ....................................................................................................................................... 137
5.6. New Paradigms and New Challenges ........................................................................................................................ 138
5.7. Dispute Resolution ........................................................................................................................................................... 147
CHAPTER 6. FROM AVAILABILITY TO USE: UNIVERSAL ACCESS AND SERVICE .......................................... 153
6.1. Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 153
6.2. Trends and Approaches ................................................................................................................................................ 153
6.3. Policy Rationale ............................................................................................................................................................... 155
6.4. Types of Universal Service Regimes.............................................................................................................................. 160
6.5. Reforming Universal Access .......................................................................................................................................... 169
6.6. Strategies for Developing Economies ......................................................................................................................... 170
6.7. Digital Literacy and e-Inclusion .................................................................................................................................... 175
CHAPTER 7. A DIGITAL FUTURE: REGULATORY CHALLENGES IN A BRAVE NEW WORLD ........................... 181
7.1. Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 181
7.2. Convergence, Ubiquity, and Web 2.0 ........................................................................................................................ 181
7.3. Regulating Digital Content ............................................................................................................................................ 189
7.4. Balancing Intellectual Property Rights......................................................................................................................... 195
7.5. Neutrality of Access ........................................................................................................................................................ 202
7.6. Protecting Privacy ........................................................................................................................................................... 205
7.7. Cybersecurity Concerns ................................................................................................................................................ 210
7.8. Green ICT .......................................................................................................................................................................... 217
7.9. Regulation in a Global Era ............................................................................................................................................ 220
GLOSSARY ...................................................................................................................................................... 224
APPENDIX A. WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION REFERENCE PAPER ON BASIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS . 229
ENDNOTES ....................................................................................................................................................... 232
REFERENCES .................................................................................................................................................... 234
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