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The Importance of the Open Internet in Driving Internet Adoption and Growth- OpEd

The Asia-Pacific is gearing up in the Internet revolution, and policymakers must establish necessary regulatory frameworks to uphold the Internet values of competition fostering, non-discriminatory access, net neutrality and an accessible and affordable connectivity, argues Michael Khoo and Peter Lovelock. “The

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Regulatory Issues and Privatization

Abstract The privatization of state-owned telecommunication companies (SOTEs) began in Asia in Japan in the 1980s and gathered pace during the 1990s.This paper starts by reviewing the scope of meanings for the term ‘privatization’ and then examines the reasons, aims

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Unbundled Local Loop?

A response to OFTA’s Review of the Regulation Policy for Type II Interconnection. Download: os x leopard 10.5 download 2003-_12_TRPC_Ull_OFTA_Brief

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Regulation and Poverty Reduction

Paper presented at the ESCAP Forum 27-28 November 2003, Bangkok “Government Policies and Strategies on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Rural Poverty Reduction in Asia and the Pacific Region” Purchase Office 2013 Download Download: 2003-_11_TRPC_RegPovRedn_Paper

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Policy-Induced Competition: The Telecommunications Experience

This paper  reviews the experiences of previous regulatory openings to competition in the telecommunications market, attempting to determine what worked, what didn’t, and why. On the basis of this evidence, the author forecasts the likelihood and the direction of local competition using the

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Mergers and Acquisitions: a telecoms policy for Hong Kong?

In December 2002 OFTA provided Legco with an Explanatory Note 1 of guidelines to its approach to mergers and acquisitions, competition policy and regulation. This comes at a time when telecommunication markets globally have suffered a downturn and the prophets

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India’s Telecom Market, Policy and Regulation

While China’s telecommunications market hits the headlines, less is heard about India’s telecommunications reforms and market growth. Yet the Indian market is not only very large but has enormous potential growth. Can the Indian policy makers and regulator achieve the

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Distinguishing between Industry Policy and ‘Industrial Policy’

In this article a snapshot is provided of how the themes of convergence, competition and forthcoming communication services (broadly encompassed here as e-commerce) are being debated across Asia and what impact the European Commission’s Communications Review may have. Our position

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Quality Issues and Programme Diversity

Response to the 1998 Review of Television Policy, by Joyce Nip Yee Man and John Ure.   Downloads: 1999-07_TRPC_QualityIssues&ProgramDiversity_Brief buying articles online

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Television Policy In An Era of Convergence

Just as the communications industries have been “coming together”, so too the various policy-makers have found themselves meeting at the crossroads of convergence. The problem which we seek to highlight through this document is that policy-makers need to forge a

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Telecommunications Policy in China: A Two-tier Bargaining Model

Telecommunications has become one of the anointed ‘pillar industries’ of China’s economic reform program. That this policy emphasis has been successful was illustrated in 1993 when the governor of Hebei, officiating at an opening ceremony, remarked that the “old wisdom”

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