This tenth anniversary edition of the Telecommunications Regulation Handbook, edited by Colin Blackman and Lara Srivastava, is a revised and updated version of the first edition, which was edited by Hank Intven (McCarthy Tétrault) and originally published in November 2000. Dr. Colin Blackman is a consultant and editor specializing in foresight and communications policy.
He is Director of Camford Associates (www.camfordassociates.com
) and Editor of info: the journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media (www.emeraldinsight.com/info.htm
Dr. Lara Srivastava is Professor of Media and Communications at Webster University and consultant in technology foresight, policy analysis and usability design (www.larasrivastava.com
). She is Policy Consultant with infoDev at the World Bank and formerly Senior Policy Analyst at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The new edition of the Handbook draws extensively, but not exclusively, on the seven modules of the ICT Regulation Toolkit, available at www.ictregulationtoolkit.org
The Toolkit is a live resource, which is updated regularly. A snapshot of the Toolkit, as of 11 October 2010, is available as a DVD-ROM appended to this report, including translations into the six working languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) where available. The editors would like to acknowledge the original authors of the ICT Regulation Toolkit modules:
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