Issues in Telecommunications Development, Volume II

Reforming the International Accounting Rate System. Part I Overview. Part II Case Studies

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On behalf of the ITU, the Telecommunication Development Bureau has taken on the responsibility of assisting countries as they restructure their telecommunication sectors to meet the challenges of globalization and liberalization. Reports from Seminars/Workshops at which developing country representatives reviewed the moves towards international accounting rate reform and a number of papers dealing with cost calculation methodologies are in Part 1, and in Part 2 there are 11 Country Case Studies.



Enlightening the international settlement house

The history of international interconnection for the provision of global information services suggests that the main raison d'être for the International Telecommunication Union (current name adopted in 1934) was for the purpose of facilitating a global information network. Consequently, many of the Union’s activities since 1865 have been associated with enabling and enhancing international interconnection.


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