Telecommunications Regulation examines the background to regulation and the work of the regulator. It discusses typical regulatory rules and the legal and administrative framework for regulation, and looks at regulatory strategies, market structures and approaches to price control. The book includes a number of case studies which show how regulators engage with such topical issues as interconnection and loop unbundling, and also features technical coverage of both numbering and number portability. Finally, it looks at new products and services such as virtual network operators, intelligent networks, radio spectrum and next generation networks, and considers the impact these might have on the future of regulation.
A comprehensive, in-depth guide to the subject, this book will be a valuable resource for engineers and managers in the industry, as well as lawyers and economists needing an insight into current telecommunications regulation.
- Chapter 2: The task of regulation
- Chapter 3: The framework for regulation
- Chapter 4: Regulatory strategy and price controls
- Chapter 5: Interconnection
- Chapter 6: Telecommunications numbering
- Chapter 7: Number portability
- Chapter 8: Local loop unbundling and broadband services
- Chapter 9: New products and services
- Chapter 10: Regulation and the future
- Appendix: the new European framework
John Buckley gained his MA in Physics from Oxford University and his MSc in Computing Science from Imperial College London, and has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Now an independent consultant, he worked with Intercai Mondiale from 1996 to 2002, and before that held various senior technical and management positions in product development, technical consultancy and research with BT. He has specialised interests in network architecture and the commercial significance of technology, and has published papers on numbering, advanced trends and the next steps in network evolution. He is a corporate member of the IET, the IEEE and the Chartered Management Institute.