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The Community Telecommunications Policy

The European Commission, DG XIII, has published a set of factsheets on the European Union's telecommunications policy The factsheets present the Community's policy initiatives and progress between 1984, when the Council adopted its first Recommendation concerning the implement...

The European Commission, DG XIII, has published a set of factsheets on the European Union's telecommunications policy The factsheets present the Community's policy initiatives and progress between 1984, when the Council adopted its first Recommendation concerning the implementation of harmonization measures in the field of telecommunications, and June 1995 when the Telecommunications Council approved a Resolution on the liberalization of telecommunications infrastructure and cable television networks. The following topics are covered: - Main chronological landmarks; - Issues and prospects; - Trans-European information networks; - The road to liberalization; - Open Network Provision (ONP); - Mobile communications; - Satellite communications; - The Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN); - Advanced television; - Postal services; - The international dimension of post and telecommunications; - The cohesion dimension; - Telecommunications standardization.