Resolving Disputes in Telecommunications: Existing Country Practice and Future Challenges

Hardcover | December 3, 2010

byR. U. S. Prasad

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Combining hands-on experience with in-depth research, this book covers a wide range of issues relating to dispute resolution in the telecommunications sector. It analyses whether the existing dispute settlement mechanism within the regulatory framework is adequately equipped to address issuesbeing regularly thrown up and embroiling the sector in controversies and disputes of various types. It examines the various approaches that countries around the world have adopted to address these problems. The book focuses extensively on policy and regulatory initiatives taken in India since theinitial phase of economic liberalization and shows that there has been considerable rationalization of the process of dispute resolution, leading to a decrease in the scope for disputes. The book provides an analytical treatment of current country practices, and their unique features making itattractive for a wider readership including telecom professionals, legal fraternity, regulators, and students in the field of communications. The author studies various methods of dispute resolution currently in use in other countries, including developing countries, and evaluates them critically.He points out weaknesses and strengths of the mechanisms as well as the effects of market liberalization, convergence of technologies, and of other laws on telecom issues.

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Combining hands-on experience with in-depth research, this book covers a wide range of issues relating to dispute resolution in the telecommunications sector. It analyses whether the existing dispute settlement mechanism within the regulatory framework is adequately equipped to address issuesbeing regularly thrown up and embroiling the...

R.U.S. Prasad is former Secretary of the Telecom Commission and member of the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal. He was also associated with International Telecommunications Union as an expert.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:December 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ForewordAcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsOverview1. Introduction to the Current Situation in Telecommunications2. Theoretical Underpinnings of Dispute Resolution3. Dispute Resolution Methods4. Current Country Practices: General Observations5. Policy and Regulatory Initiatives in India and their Impact6. Policy and Regulatory Considerations7. Assessment of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms8. Dispute Resolution Recommendations9. Concluding ThoughtsAppendix I: The National Telecom Policy of India, 1994Appendix II: India's New Telecom Policy, 1999Appendix III: Case Study on the Need for Conducive EnvironmentAppendix IV: Case Study on Scope of Service and Jurisdictional IssuesAppendix V: TDSAT India Decision on License FeesAppendix VI: TDSAT India ProceduresReferences