Privatization and Competition in Telecommunications: International Developments

Privatization and Competition in Telecommunications: International Developments

by Daniel Ryan
     
 

Throughout the world, governments are reducing their involvement in the area of telecommunications. Some telecommunications are being fully or partly privatized while others are experiencing deregulation. The situation in six Asian countries, four European countries, and two Latin American countries are examined. In addition, there is one chapter on the

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Overview

Throughout the world, governments are reducing their involvement in the area of telecommunications. Some telecommunications are being fully or partly privatized while others are experiencing deregulation. The situation in six Asian countries, four European countries, and two Latin American countries are examined. In addition, there is one chapter on the telecommunications business in developing countries as a whole. All sections explore the interaction with encroaching competition, new technology, and a desire for greater freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275958138
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/25/1997
Series:
Privatizing Government: An Interdisciplinary Series
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Abbreviations
Introduction
1Privatization of Telecoms in Asia1
2The Evolving Telecommunications Environment in Japan21
3The Korean Telecommunications Service Industry: Privatization and Competition33
4Digital Satellite Telephony: The Right Solution in Developing Indonesia41
5The Contribution of Foreign Investment in China's Telecommunications Industry47
6NYNEX's Experiences in Thailand with Telecomasia: An Example of Foreign Cooperation in the Opening Up and Expansion of the Telecommunications Sector in Asia59
7BT's Experience of Privatization71
8Telecommunications in the Czech Republic: The Privatization of SPT Telecom89
9Privatization and Competition in Hungarian Telecommunications103
10Competition Rules and Regulations in Telecommunications: The Case of Poland's Intent to Join the EU127
11Privatization, Market Liberalization, and Regulatory Reform in the Mexican Telecommunications System149
12The History of Privatization and Liberalization in Brazilian Telecommunications167
13Privatization and Liberalization in the Developing World: The Need for Innovative Policies and Strategies191
Index203
About the Editor and Contributors207

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