Global - Regulatory - Global Broadband Policies

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in 2003 and has not been updated. By 2002, there were undeniable signs that the worldwide policy of privatising incumbent telecommunications companies was not working. Competition is not increasing, and companies are continuing to fail. The 3G debacle in Europe is a further indication of the reckless financial decisions made by some unregulated national carriers. There is a growing movement that supports the separation of the infrastructure functions of the national carriers, and retain government control over them, and privatise their retail operations (structural separation). This move could also expedite the implementation of broadband services.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. The deteriorated state of affairs by 2002
    • 3.1 Less competition
    • 3.2 The stranglehold of vertical integrated telcos
    • 3.3 Are disasters needed before we see changes?
    • 3.4 3G problems
    • 3.5 Regulators will need to lift their game
    • 3.6 Structural separation under discussion
  • 4. Economic Policy principles
  • 5. Global Information Infrastructure Commission
  • 6. Towards a Global Information Society (OECD)
  • 7. Related reports

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Technologies

Broadband Fixed
Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Regulations & Government Policies

Number of pages 5

Status Archived

Last updated 22 Jan 2003
Update History

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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