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The clear cut boundaries that separated the different communications markets, such as telecommunication and broadcasting, are blurring as convergence, pushed by rapid technological development, is impacting both infrastructures and services. Dema...
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The Internet stands out as an extremely dynamic medium, even by the standards of rapid change which increasingly characterise the communications sector. In large part, due to this dynamism, Internet governance best lends itself to self-regulatory...
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An important feature of the telecommunications industry is that competitors almost invariably need to make use of each others' networks.
The following reports include information on policy approaches in the area of interconnection between telecommunication networks in respect to issues such as pricing, arbitration, competitive safeguards, pertinent legislation and so forth.
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Part XIC of the Trade Practices Amendment (Telecommunications) Act 1997 introduces a new regime governing access to services in the telecommunications industry. A key component of this regime is the pricing of access which, in part, is to be admi...
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Chapter 4 of the 1997 Information Technology Outlook
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As information technologies become more ubiquitous, their economic impact becomes both more significant and more diffuse. The 1997 Information Technology Outlook analyses several relevant issues.
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Chapter 7 of the 1997 Information Technology Outlook
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Convergence and new communication technologies are leading to significant changes in the communication landscape. Countries are beginning to review their policies and the regulatory requirements raised by information infrastructures. The report r...
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By the beginning of 1996, eight OECD countries had liberalised the provision of public switched telecommunication networks (PSTN) in their markets. In the other 18 OECD countries the incumbent public telecommunication operator (PTO) had the sole ...