Technological advances strongly influence developments in international telecommunications services. This book illustrates how international institutional & regulatory frameworks implement technological advances in the field of telecommunications. These frameworks canalize technology on the one hand & guide legal implementation of the actual international connections on the other. International telecommunications links are implemented by means of geostationary satellite or through submarine cables. The regulations & organizations dealing with satellite connections differ significantly from international regulations & organizations in the field of submarine cables. In Legal Aspects of Implementing International Telecommunication Links the concepts of 'allocation' & 'interconnection' are used to bridge the gap between these two different domains. Following a characterization & discussion of these concepts, the actual legal implementation of both types of connections is described in detail.