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2001 Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2000 - 2001

Interconnection Regulation

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The third edition of Trends in Telecommunication Reform includes one chapter reviewing global trends in market reform, and seven chapters exploring the key regulatory issue of interconnection. The seven interconnection chapters cover the importance of interconnection, regulatory and technical issues, economic issues in interconnection, network unbundling, interconnection with mobile networks, Internet interconnection and international interconnection.

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The importance of interconnection

Effective interconnection arrangements are essential for the development of today’s integrated global telecommunication networks. Interconnection is one of the foundations of viable competition, which in turn is the main driver of growth and innovation in telecommunication markets. Indeed, the availability of price and conditions for interconnection in a given market is a major determinant of the extent to which competition will emerge. This holds true for all service markets, from traditional telephony to mobile and satellite services and even high-capacity Internet protocol (IP) connectivity and multimedia services.

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