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The agreements also mark the beginning of new battles that will ...
The agreements also mark the beginning of new battles that will determine the extent of competition and reform in the telecommunications industry in the 21st century. Although implementation of the two pacts will be phased in over several years, some signatory countries are already facing a backlash from local telecommunications companies and equipment suppliers. Hence the issue remains highly contentious around the world. In this volume, leading scholars from different countries offer their assessments of the two new agreements. They also predict the evolution of the telecommunications industry in the years ahead. The volume provides essential background on future developments in this dynamic and crucial sector, and suggests ways in which it can be shaped to provide maximum benefits for the world economy.
|1||Policy Issue Beyond the WTO Agreement||3|
|2||Telecom Agreement Tops Expectations||15|
|3||Assessing the WTO Agreement on Basic Telecommunication||27|
|4||Telecommunications Liberalization: The Goods and Services Connection||63|
|III||Different Aspects of the Telecommunications Industry|
|5||International Trade in Telecommunication Services: An Economic Perspective||89|
|6||Telecom Mergers and Joint Ventures in an Era of Liberalization||107|
|7||Global Networks, Electronic Trading, and the Rise of Digital Cash: Implications for Policymakers||125|
|8||Competition and Deregulation: An APEC Perspective||155|
|Telecommunications Services in the Asia Pacific Countries||181|