Telecommunications Law and Regulation

Author: Ian Walden
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191664510
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since the last edition of the book was published, there have been a number of important developments in the telecommunications industry. Telecommunications Law and Regulation takes these changes into account, including an examination of the EU New Regulatory Framework, as well as the establishment of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). There are also new chapters on spectrum management (radio frequencies), and consumer protection rules. The access and interconnection chapter addresses the issues surrounding the high capacity broadband widely provided by Next Generation Networks.The chapter on licensing and authorisation has been refocused to reflect the increasing regulatory focus on the mobile sector. The chapter on regulating content has also been significantly restructured and revised to reflect the changes in how we consume content. Written by leading experts, it is essential reading for legal practitioners and academics involved in the telecommunications industry.

Telecommunications Law and Regulation in Nigeria

Author: Uchenna Jerome Orji
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527523837
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Nigerian telecommunications industry has continued to grow in a phenomenal manner following market liberalization reforms that commenced in the 1990s. As of 2017, the telecommunications industry was one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in Nigeria and the fourth largest contributor to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. The telecommunications industry, however, remains a highly technical and naturally dynamic industry that has not been a usual area for legal research in developing countries such as Nigeria. This book bridges that gap in knowledge by providing an analysis of the legal and policy instruments that regulate the industry. It comprises eleven chapters that discuss the historical evolution of telecommunications and its regulation; the development of the Nigerian telecommunications industry from 1886 to 2017; the legal basis for the regulation of the industry; the licensing and duties of service providers; the regulation of network infrastructure; the protection of consumers; the regulation of competition, interconnection, universal access, and environmental protection; and the resolution of industry disputes. This book will be useful to policy makers, legislators, regulators, lawyers, law students, investors, operators, and consumers, as well as any person interested in the Nigerian telecommunications industry.

Telecommunications

Author: Walter Sapronov
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567503258
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is a research and reference guide to the telecommunications industry in the United States, providing an account of legislative and policy changes up until the publication of the work. Contributions by scholars in telecommunications law and policy survey the post-1996 legislative field, giving overviews of the 1996 Act itself, the impact of the legislation on national and international competition, regulation of the industry and the MCI/FCC cases in California, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and FCC reform.

Competition Law and Regulation in European Telecommunications

Author: Pierre Larouche
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 184113144X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Using practical examples, this book examines the evolution of EC telecommunications law following the achievement of liberalization, the main policy goal of the 1990s. Particular emphasis is given to the way in which EC Competition Law changed in the 1990s using the essential facilities doctrine.

EC Competition and Telecommunications Law

Author: Andreas Bartosch
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041125647
Format: PDF, Docs
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This new volume updates the groundbreaking analysis of its first edition in 2002, when the EC common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services had just entered into force. So much has changed in the intervening years that that this new edition bears little resemblance to its predecessor, with every chapter either extensively altered or entirely new. It remains, however, the most detailed and comprehensive overview available of the application of the EC Treaty's competition rules in the markets for telecommunications and audiovisual media, and of the applicable regulatory framework. In thirteen chapters, each contributed by one or more noted legal authorities in the field, the second edition of EC Competition and Telecommunications Law covers the full range of EC telecommunications law across all major areas of both institutional and substantive law, both on the international and EC levels, including the following: State aid; the merger control regulation; justification for sector-specific regulation in EC competition law; network access; authorizations and privileges; and mobile telephony. Relevant EC media and communications law and relevant aspects of EC competition law are dealt with in detail. While some chapters focus on competition law, others deal primarily with sector-specific regulation. There is practical guidance throughout on procedural matters, alongside analysis of the substantive provisions. Well-known in its first edition, this thoroughly revised and updated version continue to be vital reading for practitioners, in particular those specializing in European competition law and for company and in-house lawyers who are seeking advice on how European law affects their business. As a detailed analysis of the basic legislative and regulatory framework of European telecommunications law, it will be an invaluable reference work for lawyers, judges, regulators, and policymakers in all the EC Member States, as well as for students and teachers of European law.

Telecommunications Law in South Africa

Author: Lisa Thornton
Publisher: Ste Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Providing a detailed overview of the policy, law, and regulation of telecommunications in South Africa, this guide explores important regulatory topics, including licensing, interconnection, and facilities leasing, and examines economics, technologies, and the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act.

Telecommunication Laws in Europe

Author: Joachim Scherer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN: 9781845920784
Format: PDF
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"This new edition of Telecommunication Laws in Europe is your 'one-stop' guide to European telecoms legislation. Essential reading for all lawyers and non-legal executives involved in telecom, IT and media, this reference book provides a comprehensive up-to-date overview of telecommunications regulation and law in Europe. It describes and analyses the regulatory environment under EU law, under the laws of all EU member states and of seven non-EU member states. Setting out the rights and obligations of communications operators, this practical and authoritative resource highlights the opportunities and risks associated with implementing any major project within the European communications sector. Written on a country-by-country basis each chapter is contributed by an industry expert of the respective country and offers an in-depth, country-specific overview of the relevant laws and regulations. Each chapter covers: market; legal structure; regulation of networks and services; access and interconnection; control of anti-competitive behaviour; consumer protection; data protection; access to property and rights of way; equipment approval; enforcement and remedies and convergence."

Federal Telecommunications Law

Author: Peter William Huber
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735506473
Format: PDF, ePub
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This definitive legal guide to the new world of telecommunications provides you with thorough, authoritative analysis you need to understand and comply with the complex regulatory landscape in the industry. You'll find timely review of key legislation, FCC rules, regulations and orders, and court decisions with extensive citations and cross-references for such essential topics as the economics of interconnection and detailed discussions of pricing methodologies of offering services for resale; interconnection rules for wire line networks, including the specific rules imposed on incumbent LECs; antitrust litigation in the wake of the 1996 Act, with comprehensive analysis of the cases brought against incumbent local telephone companies; significant changes to universal services requirements; regulations and policies involving horizontal and vertical mergers and acquisitions; the FCC's rule-making and other powers; rights and duties arising from the laws of privacy, intellectual property and free speech; and much more. Federal Telecommunications Law, Second Edition provides all the laws and rules -- including those for price regulation, common carriage, universal service, regulations and court decisions -- are analyzed in detail to provide you with a thorough understanding of the environment within which you must work. Trends in competition, industry structures and technology are explored -- offering you a total picture of the telecommunications industry, in areas such as telecommunications equipment; long distance services; wireless services; the Internet and data services; information services; video services; and more.

The Law and Regulation of Telecommunications Carriers

Author: Henk Brands
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
ISBN: 9780890067147
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the wake of the US Telecommunications Act of 1996, the true impact of this sweeping legislation is becoming increasingly evident. This text provides coverage of the radical effects this reform has had on the telecommunications industry. It shows how dramatic regulatory changes have shaped developments such as the entry of local telephone companies and BOCs into long distance service. Telecommunications and the law are discussed, including the history and economics of the industry; core principles and debates in US telecommunications regulation; historical development of industry competition; and key international regulatory issues as they pertain to both domestic regulation of international carriage and foreign ownership.