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.



Regulatory and technical issues

As governments and regional organizations work to set the ground rules for interconnection, they inevitably confront vexing and complex issues involving the basic legal and regulatory frameworks that must be installed and enforced, as well as the technical scope and characteristics of interconnection arrangements. Policy-makers must resolve such basic questions as (1) which carriers are required to offer interconnection; (2) how the costs will be calculated and recovered; and (3) at what points in the public switched network interconnection should occur.


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