Global - Industry - Regulatory - Overview & Analysis


Archived report. This report was archived in 2008 and has not been updated. A successful telecoms industry can significantly contribute to a nation’s wealth and social welfare, and national policies and strategies are therefore required to maximise these benefits. Less interventionist countries have largely left it to the market to sort itself out through relatively broad national policies in relation to market deregulation. This process, while it has delivered lower costs, has not resulted in more innovation. Some countries were lucky and had the foresight to develop alternative infrastructures in the form of cable TV, which almost by default, provided the necessary infrastructure-based competition to lead to the changes needed to achieve the rapid introduction of more services. This report provides an overview of the global regulatory environment, including analyses on topics such as unbundling of the local loop and open networks. The report also includes an overview of the regulatory environment on a regional level.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Effective regulation
    • 2.1 Regulatory independence
  • 3. Historical overview 1999 - 2005
  • 4. More innovative use of USO is needed
    • 4.1 Overview of major USO policies
    • 4.2 Necessity for more innovative USOs
  • 5. Market analysis 2006 - 2007
    • 5.1 Pro-active telcos can stay ahead of regulations
    • 5.2 Governments will continue to lead telecoms policies
    • 5.3 Lack of policies = lack of innovation
    • 5.4 Sound national policies required
    • 5.5 Infrastructure duopolies look like the best option
    • 5.6 Unbundling does lead to infrastructure roll out
    • 5.7 Structural separation
  • 6. Unbundling of the local loop
    • 6.1 Definition
    • 6.2 The economic and social advantages of ULL
    • 6.3 Long-term effect: improving competition
    • 6.4 No broadband competition without ULL
    • 6.5 Economic and social benefits
    • 6.6 Needed: regulators with vision
  • 7. Open networks
    • 7.1 It’s worthwhile fighting for open networks
    • 7.2 The farce of facilities-based competition
    • 7.3 We should stand firm on open networks
    • 7.4 Open networks engine for innovation and growth
    • 7.5 Large economic benefits
      • 7.5.1 Global cities declare open networks
      • 7.5.2 INEC declaration on open networks
  • 8. Regional Overview
    • 8.1 North America
      • 8.1.1 USA
      • 8.1.2 Canada
    • 8.2 Europe
    • 8.3 Latin America
    • 8.4 Asia
    • 8.5 Middle East
    • 8.6 Africa
      • 8.6.1 National ICT policies
      • 8.6.2 Regulatory authorities
  • 9. Related reports

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Last updated 17 Nov 2008
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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