Written for communications specialists and policy makers, this book is a penetrating examination into the rapidly changing approach of states to telecommunications regulation and planning since the divestiture of AT&T in January 1984. Following a discussion of the major issues surrounding telecommunications regulation and an exploration of the links between telecommunications and economic development, the experiences of nine states are considered in separate chapters.
Publisher: Baltimore : Published for the World Bank [by] the Johns Hopkins University Press
Category: Developing countries
An introductory perspective; Macroeconomic analysis of benefits; Microeconomic analysis of benefits; Telephone access and use; Telecommunications tariff policy; Mobilizing resources: an alternative solutions.
Pergamon Policy Studies on International Development
Author: Meheroo Jussawalla
Category: Business & Economics
Communication Economics and Development aims to determine a methodology for integrating communication variables into economic development models. The first five chapters of the book cover the theoretical issues and their conceptualization as the basis for deriving a better understanding of the role of communication in economic development. The major issues for concern are the economic variables that are endogenous to communication planning in the light of rapid advances in communication technologies. Chapters 6-9 deals with the consideration of the role of communication in national development; the international trade theory and communications; and the political economy of information in a changing international economic order. The Japanese experience in focusing on the role of communication in economic development; a model for predicting development benefits from telecommunication investment; and the role of telecommunications in developing countries are also discussed. The text further describes the impact of telecommunication and information in development planning strategy; the opportunity costs in computer conferencing during and for economic development; and the evaluation of the impact of communication on agricultural development in Nepal. The use of economic concepts in communication planning practice is also discussed.
Based on firsthand information obtained from interviews with senior figures in the Chinese telecommunications industry, this book presents a unique review and analysis of the evolution of Chinese telecommunications policy. It analyses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing new entrants, issues of ownership and interconnection, the broad economic background of 3G licensing, and the significant implications of ChinaOCOs accession to the WTO. These are fully analyzed within the context of the unfolding Chinese regulatory system."
Communications policy as been a fertile area for testing theories of regulation, subsidy and incentives, free speech, political participation, and the public interest. The capacities of new communications technology have changed markedly since much of the governing legislation in the communications field was written. Such a change is likely to continue and have considerable impact on specific communications sectors and in communications policy. This two volume set of analyses undertakes a review of telecommunications policy in transition&—of actions taken and not taken, of goals pursued or ignored, of the adequacy of policy vehicles and their strengths and weaknesses. The authors evaluate three categories of policy problems: those of concept, scope, and judgment in communications policy; those specific to media industries and forces affecting them; and those concerning wider public policy concerns intersecting with communication.
The rapid growth in the telecommunication sector has made it essential to regulate the functioning of various modes of communication. This book provides a thorough understanding of the basic industrial economic concepts and national telecommunication policy in an easy-to-comprehend style. Divided into five parts, comprising 21 chapters, the text introduces readers with the basic concepts of managerial economics such as elasticity of demand, market structure, price determination and money supply. The subsequent chapters are devoted to banking and taxation system, and international trade. It also gives a thorough analysis of various functions and objectives of commercial banks and distinguished features of international trade. The book elaborates on managerial concepts by explaining the nature of management, planning, communication, leadership skills and market research. Finally, the book meticulously deals with telecommunication regulations and regulatory strategies, and explains the national telecommunication policy and guidelines. This book primarily caters to the needs of engineering students of Electronics and Telecommunication discipline for their course in Industrial Economics and Telecommunication Regulations. It will also be useful to the undergraduate students of management and commerce. KEY FEATURES : Includes the guidelines for Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act Provides regulations of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Incorporates chapter-end review exercises to drill students in self-study
This report reviews policies and regulations in the telecommunication service sector in Colombia. It puts forward recommendations aimed at furthering regulatory reform and stimulating market competition and investment in the sector.
Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, on Oversight Hearing on Economic Development in Indian Country, May 10, 2006, Washington, D.C.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs (1993- )
Category: Economic development projects
United States. General Accounting Office. Information Management & Technology Division
This book provides a balanced, empirically-based view of the "Digital Economy," and explores its regional and geographical import in areas where the Digital Economy meets more traditional patterns. More than just an interpretive analysis, this book utilizes empirical evidence in its assessment of the dynamics of specific regions in different parts of the world. The book also examines the policy implications of the rising Digital Economy.
As the "information superhighway" moves into the home through interactive media, enhanced telecom services, and hybrid appliances, interest continually grows in how consumers adopt and use Information Technology (IT), the strategies IT marketers use to reach consumers, and the public policies that help and protect consumers. USE COPY FROM THIS POINT ON FOR GENERAL CATALOGS... This book presents a unique collection of papers dealing with the demand side issues of new information technologies in the home. The contributors are from business, academia, and the public policy sector and represent many disciplines including communication, marketing, economics, psychology, engineering, and information systems. This book provides one of the best introductions to complex issues such as: * business forces that will shape "Home IT" of the future; * industry structure of the future "Infotainment" mega-business; * factors affecting consumer adoption and use of IT; * international differences in the management of the IT sector; and * public policies that will shape the deployment and use of IT.
Theoretical models based on the assumption that telecommunications is a natural monopoly no longer reflect reality. As a result, policymakers often lack the guidance of economic theorists. Competition in Telecommunications is written in a style accessible to managers, consultants, government officials, and others. Jean-Jacques Laffont and Jean Tirole analyze regulatory reform and the emergence of competition in network industries using the state-of-the-art theoretical tools of industrial organization, political economy, and the economics of incentives. The book opens with background information for the reader who is unfamiliar with current issues in the telecommunications industry. The following sections focus on four central aspects of the recent deregulatory movement: the introduction of incentive regulation; one-way access (access given by a local network to the providers of complementary segments, such as long-distance or information services); the special nature of competition in an industry requiring two-way access (whereby competing networks depend on the mutual termination of calls); and universal service, in particular the two leading contenders for the competitively neutral provision of universal service: the use of engineering models to compute subsidies and the design of universal service auctions. The book concludes with a discussion of the Internet and regulatory institutions. Copublished with the Center for Economic Studies and the Ifo Institute