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Will the liberalisation of the telecommunications market jeopardise the provision of universal service?
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Governments often regulate prices for public utilities. As telecommunication services markets have been opened to competition, new ways had to be found to regulate prices of the former monopoly carriers.
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Where do OECD countries stand on international telecommunication pricing practices regarding accounting rates and collection charges?
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The Special Session on Information Infrastructures held on 3-4 April 1995 identified the main issues confronting governments and business.
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The aim of this paper is to consider the question of infrastructure competition in the context of international telecommunication markets.
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Traditionally international switched telephone traffic has been handled by international public telecommunication operators (who in most cases have exclusive responsibility for switching and transmitting voice traffic). These operators through bi...
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Since the end of the 1980s, the increasing globalisation of corporate activities (in the manufacturing and service sectors) in OECD Member countries has spilled over into the telecommunication sector, creating fundamental changes in the paradigm of international telecommunication service provision.
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Mobile communication services, especially analogue cellular radio, have been one of the success stories of the last decade in the telecommunication industry. At the start of 1991, there were almost eleven million subscribers to cellular radio in ...
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Over the past ten years, some general trends have been observed in information technology (IT) policy developments in OECD Member countries.