Global - Industry - Regulatory - Privatisation, Structural Separation


Archived report. This report was archived in 2008 and has not been updated. The deregulation process that started in the 1990s has brought many changes, and one of the major drivers for this change has been has been privatisation. However, this has in turn created its own problems, with incumbents using all means to maintain their turf, and the hope of increased competition in the fixed market being only partially achieved. One of the means of achieving increased competition is structural separation, but the incumbents would like to hang on to their vertically-integrated models for as long as possible, and are resisting. In this report, we discuss the progress of structural separation, with a focus on the regulatory aspects.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key regulatory trends
    • 2.1 Deregulation has not delivered competition (yet)
    • 2.2 Too much regulation?
    • 2.3 Unavoidable: structural separation
  • 3. Privatisation
    • 3.1 Carnage in telco land – 2000
    • 3.2 Trends and developments around the globe
      • 3.2.1 Europe’s über regulator may be difficult to forestall
    • 3.3 Reasons for privatisation
    • 3.4 Safeguards for privatisation (Golden shares)
    • 3.5 The pros and cons of privatisation
  • 4. Structural Separation
    • 4.1 Needed to grow the Internet economy
    • 4.2 Expect five more years of regulatory delays
    • 4.3 On and off government agendas
  • 5. Backgrounder
    • 5.1 The stranglehold of a vertically-integrated telco
    • 5.2 Are disasters needed before we see changes?
    • 5.3 Regulators will need to lift their game
  • 6. Virtual separation
    • 6.1 First steps and halfway houses
    • 6.2 More pros than cons
    • 6.3 No real alternative
  • 7. Telecommunications regulations
    • 7.1 The complex business of deregulation
    • 7.2 Growing importance of telecommunications
    • 7.3 Technological change
    • 7.4 Social and economic issues
    • 7.5 Challenges ahead for governments
  • 8. Dealing with the consequences
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 More problems than solutions
    • 8.3 Deteriorating services
    • 8.4 Progress on technical standards
  • 9. The broader issues of deregulation
    • 9.1 Structural issues in telecommunications
    • 9.2 Different models of regulation
    • 9.3 Possible regulatory improvements
    • 9.4 The advantages of structural separation
      • 9.4.1 Vertically-integrated companies benefit from delaying tactics
    • 9.5 Conclusions
  • 10. Related reports

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Last updated 15 Sep 2008
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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