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Global Telecommunications Market Access : Artech House Communications Law and Policy Library - Jennifer A. Manner

Global Telecommunications Market Access

Artech House Communications Law and Policy Library


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This work offers professionals and students an understanding of the regulatory, economic, business, and public policy considerations associated with entry into global telecommunications markets from a commercial governmental and legal perspective. The primary focus of this work is on the regulatory environment, and how it impacts market access strategies and implementation of these strategies. The text addresses the issue of how to structure a venture so that it can operate within differing regulatory regimes. It provides an overview of market access for a variety of technologies including Internet, data services, voice, mobile services, and more. This information resource includes an overview of the tools available to help professionals ensure that a competitive market is created and fostered on a day to day basis.

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Global telecommunications law, policy, and regulationp. 1
Introductionp. 2
The current status of the electronic communications sectorp. 4
The process of achieving competition: privatization, liberalization, and effective regulationp. 6
The basic formula to achieve effective competitionp. 6
Current status of effective competitionp. 10
Pressures on the creation of effective competitionp. 13
The impact of failure to open the market to effective competitionp. 15
Direct impacts of the failure to create competitionp. 15
Indirect impacts of the failure to liberalizep. 16
Overall impact of market openness on the creation of a viable telecommunications business and its customersp. 18
Impact on a viable telecommunications businessp. 18
Business customer woesp. 20
Individual markets must address their specific needs in creating a competitive marketp. 20
Referencesp. 21
Selected bibliographyp. 22
The basic regulatory equation: the foundation for competitionp. 23
The basic regulatory equationp. 23
Why competition?p. 24
A brief chronologyp. 24
Influencesp. 30
The needs of the business communityp. 30
Technological innovationsp. 32
Government needsp. 33
Societal needsp. 33
International pressurep. 34
Subsidiary goalsp. 36
Privatizationp. 38
Different forms of privatizationp. 39
The status of the privatization processp. 40
Liberalizationp. 41
The components of a successful liberalization processp. 41
Liberalization may be phased inp. 42
The effectiveness of the liberalization processp. 44
The resultp. 44
An effective regulatory regimep. 47
Deregulation: a hidden componentp. 49
The result: recent case studiesp. 50
Switzerland: a non-EU country that has adopted EU-like telecommunications regulationsp. 50
Brazil: a market on the movep. 51
Hong Kong: making progressp. 53
Conclusionp. 55
Referencesp. 55
Selected bibliographyp. 56
The historical evolution of global telecommunications marketsp. 57
The evolution of telecommunications marketsp. 58
The beginningp. 58
The dawn of the computer and wireless age: increased globalization means pressure on the traditional PTT modelp. 62
The political and legal decision to move forwardp. 64
The initial incremental step: establishing and implementing a regulatory regimep. 65
The next incremental step: privatization of the incumbent service providerp. 66
The liberalization stepp. 67
The continuing step of creating effective regulationp. 68
Examples of market evolutionp. 69
The Americasp. 70
A new, unified Europep. 77
Asia Pacificp. 81
The Middle Eastp. 87
Africap. 88
Referencesp. 90
Difficulties of opening markets to effective competition: domestic remediesp. 93
Overviewp. 93
Why governments are hesitant to open their markets to effective competitionp. 94
Privatization and liberalization: what went wrong?p. 97
Privatization failuresp. 97
Liberalizationp. 102
Domestic remediesp. 104
Legalp. 106
Regulatoryp. 106
Other government agenciesp. 108
Judicialp. 108
Political bodiesp. 109
Next stepsp. 109
Referencesp. 109
International market opening and leveling toolsp. 111
Overviewp. 111
The use of international organizations to obtain resultsp. 113
The International Telecommunication Unionp. 113
The WTOp. 115
OECDp. 119
The World Bankp. 120
Regional organizationsp. 120
Bilateral and other multilateral trade agreementsp. 121
Intergovernment relationsp. 122
The role of competition and international trade lawp. 124
The need for a global regulatorp. 125
Referencesp. 126
Creating a basic corporate strategy for market accessp. 127
Profitability as a goalp. 129
Formulating a basic corporate entry strategyp. 130
Identifying a customer basep. 130
Identifying a service productp. 131
Identifying technologiesp. 132
New entrant or incumbent service providerp. 134
Entry as an incumbentp. 134
Entry as a new entrantp. 135
The decision to be a regional or global playerp. 136
Pulling the corporate strategy togetherp. 136
Case study: MarathonTel, an overview of the company and its corporate strategyp. 137
Referencesp. 138
Evaluating individual market opportunitiesp. 141
Overviewp. 141
Identifying opportunitiesp. 142
Opportunities presented to the potential entrantp. 143
Opportunities that the potential entrant seeks outp. 144
Opportunities that the potential entrant createsp. 144
The due diligencep. 145
The overarching review of the basic regulatory formula factorsp. 146
The due diligence checklistp. 146
Introduction to the review process of the due diligence analysisp. 153
Continuation of case study: MarathonTel expands its corporate services to Eastern Europep. 154
The opportunityp. 154
The review processp. 155
Basic regulatory reviewp. 155
Due diligence reviewp. 155
Review of the opportunityp. 160
Referencesp. 161
Structuring global telecommunications venturesp. 163
Overviewp. 163
Overview of the general forms of entryp. 164
Common attributes of structures where entrant is the service providerp. 165
Common attributes of structure where third party is the service providerp. 167
Considerations specific to each of the five basic forms of entryp. 169
Full operating companyp. 169
Joint venturep. 171
Limited network entry strategyp. 172
Leveraging a third-party networkp. 174
Reseller agreementp. 175
Continuation of case study: form of entryp. 176
Referencesp. 177
Selected bibliographyp. 177
Structuring a market to attract investorsp. 179
Overviewp. 179
Goals for the marketp. 183
Public goalsp. 185
Determining government prioritiesp. 186
Referencesp. 187
Selected bibliographyp. 187
Conclusion: where are we headed?p. 189
The model of a competitive telecommunications marketp. 190
Impact of retrenchmentp. 190
The future of the telecommunications industryp. 192
List of Web sitesp. 195
List of abbreviations and acronymsp. 199
Glossaryp. 203
About the authorp. 239
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9781580533065
ISBN-10: 158053306X
Series: Artech House Communications Law and Policy Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 1st March 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.0  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.58