EU Electronic Communications Law: Competition and Regulation in the European Telecommunications…

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byPaul Nihoul, Peter Rodford

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An established authority in the field, this is the core reference work for practitioners on electronic communications in the European Union. Giving insight into the regulations, the work provides a thorough analysis of the competition rules and regulatory framework applicable to electroniccommunications networks and services within the European Union. Electronic communications encompass all forms of electronic transmission of information, including telecommunications, broadcasting, and the internet. This second edition is updated to reflect the new regulatory package which has madechanges to some of the fundamental mechanisms. A brand new section on data protection also features, giving an authoritative account of the legislation in the important new area of privacy protection in electronic networks.Detailed coverage of the recent case law of the European courts is provided including the European Commission's cases on the coordination mechanism for the relations between national regulatory authorities. The author team provides a wealth of expert knowledge on both regulation and general competition law, combining the first hand experience of Peter Rodford and rigorous academic analysis from Paul Nihoul. Peter Rodford is a former Head of the European Commission unit responsible for regulatory policyin electronic communications and took part on behalf of the Commission in the recent negotiation with the European Parliament and Council on the amendments to the EU regulatory framework.

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An established authority in the field, this is the core reference work for practitioners on electronic communications in the European Union. Giving insight into the regulations, the work provides a thorough analysis of the competition rules and regulatory framework applicable to electroniccommunications networks and services within the...

Professor Paul Nihoul is a Professor of Law at the University of Louvain, Belgium. He is also Jean Monet Professor of Law at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and Editor of the Journal of European Competition Law and Practice (OUP). His areas of research are Europe, Competition and Consumer Protection, including Food Law. H...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:536 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.44 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199601860

ISBN - 13:9780199601868

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Table of Contents

1. The regulation of electronic communications in the European Union2. Authorisations and formalities prior to starting activities3. Access to facilities and resources controlled by other undertakings4. The universal service obligations and provisions ensuring the general availability of certain services5. User protection and dispute resolution