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Policy and Regulatory Considerations

R.U.S. Prasad

in Resolving Disputes in Telecommunications

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780198066453
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081271 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066453.003.0006
Policy and Regulatory Considerations

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This chapter studies the areas that need to be considered from the regulatory and policy perspectives. It views the institutional responses in regards to the current and emerging challenges in telecommunication, most especially those that are a direct result of technological advancement, the need for balancing competition and universal service provision, and market liberalization. It then emphasizes the need to establish and implement a stable and transparent spectrum policy. The discussion examines the dispute-settlement entity and its need for technology and law experts. The chapter also provides a detailed analysis of several related fields, namely: the multiple platforms, the cross-platform competition among service providers, and the role of dispute resolution entities and regulators. Other subjects covered in this chapter are the concepts of digital deficit and digital divide.

Keywords: regulatory perspectives; policy perspectives; challenges; technological advancement; universal service provision; market liberalization; balanced competition; spectrum policy; dispute-settlement entity

Chapter.  2694 words. 

Subjects: Competition Law

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