Global - Industry - Regulatory - 2002 - 2004

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in 2004 and has not been updated. Declaring telecommunications ‘competitive’ does not ensure that any new market entrants would, or could, actually begin competing. Increasingly, governments are realising that the value of their national telecoms assets is linked to the strength of their sector reform programmes. Incumbents successfully delayed competition and are regaining former monopolies. Competition, especially in infrastructure, is dwindling. Pre-selection and number portability put power in the hands of users. But also here progress is very slow. New innovative ways need to be explored to progress competition. Structural separation is another long-term policy that needs more serious consideration.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Regulatory Analyses 2004
    • 2.1 Next phase of competition
    • 2.2 Different regulatory models – same outcome
    • 2.3 Most progress under cooperative models
    • 2.4 Monopolies remain in place for the next decade
    • 2.5 Empowered Regulators
  • 3. More innovative use of USO is needed
    • 3.1 Overview of major USO policies
    • 3.2 Necessity for more innovative USOs
  • 4. Regulations in 2003 – where to go from here?
    • 4.1 ITU World Telecommunication Development Report - 2003
  • 5. The state of regulations in 2002
    • 5.1 Regulators key facilitators
    • 5.2 Effective Regulation
    • 5.3 Regulatory independence
  • 6. New Global Monopolism (Analysis)
    • 6.1 Reaping high prices for as long as possible
    • 6.2 Ineffective regulations fosters the monopoly
    • 6.3 Structural reform needed
    • 6.4 Cosy duopolies
  • 7. Unbundling of the local loop
    • 7.1 Analysis by Paul Budde
      • 7.1.1 Definition
      • 7.1.2 The economic and social advantages of ULL
      • 7.1.3 Long-term effect: improving competition
      • 7.1.4 No broadband competition without ULL
      • 7.1.5 Economic and social benefits
      • 7.1.6 Needed: regulators with vision
      • 7.1.7 Case study: Australia and New Zealand
    • 7.2 Fixed market abuses
  • 8. Pre-selection
  • 9. Number portability
    • 9.1 Different flavours
    • 9.2 Global overview
    • 9.3 Key issues
    • 9.4 Delaying tactics
    • 9.5 Portability strategies
    • 9.6 Technical issues
  • 10. Internet Telephone Numbering System
  • 11. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Duopolies
  • Table 2 – International comparison of pre-selection implementation dates
  • Table 3 – International overview of number portability
  • Exhibit 1 – Overview of countries with numbering plans
  • Exhibit 2 – Number portability: key issues

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Last updated 27 Nov 2006
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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