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Abstract

The world telecommunications industry has been changing under the influence of new technical developments and political reactions to them. The response of national telecommunications organisations to such developments has to a large extent determined the degree to which industries can take advantage of the new information technology. A synthesis and summary of the principal differences and similarities in European telecommunications organisation and policy is presented. This is followed by a survey of the organisation of telecommunications in eleven European countries. Each country study discusses regulatory bodies and other influential organisations in the national telecommunications market. The extent of the national carrier's monopoly area is described and relations between the carrier and the national telecommunications manufacturing industry are outlined. The regulatory policy pursued by the government and the national carrier is also indicated. An attempt is made to identify the effects of the current institutional arrangements. Probable regulatory and institutional changes are considered.

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Authors: FOREMAN PECK J UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, (GB) MUELLER J GERMAN INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (DIW) BERLIN (DE) AND INSEAD, FONTAINEBLEAU (FR) , UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, (GB);GERMAN INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (DIW) BERLIN (DE) AND INSEAD, FONTAINEBLEAU (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: EUR 11825 EN (1988) 294 PP., ISBN 3-7890-1674-8 NOMOS VERLAGSGESELLSCHAFT, BADEN-BADEN (DE)
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