Telecommunications Law and Regulation

  • Provides practitioners with a thorough and up-to-date survey of the law and regulatory structures related to telecommunications
  • Contains discussion of topical issues such as communication privacy in the context of the war on terrorism, and the exploitation of the digital dividend
  • Covering UK, EU, US and other international systems, it offers a comparative and rounded overview of the global telecommunications industry and its regulation
  • Written by many of the leading experts and practitioners in the field, it is a reliable source of reference for practitioners and academics alike

New to this edition

  • New chapters on spectrum management and consumer protection rules
  • Examination of the EU New Regulatory Framework, reformed in December 2009
  • Expanded chapter on access and interconnection, addressing issues surrounding the provision of high capacity broadband by Next Generation Networks
  • Revised chapter on licensing and authorisation, reflecting the increased regulatory focus in this area

Since the last edition of the book was published, there have been a number of important developments in the telecommunications industry. Telecommunications Law and Regulation takes these changes into account, including an examination of the EU New Regulatory Framework, as well as the establishment of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).

There are also new chapters on spectrum management (radio frequencies), and consumer protection rules. The access and interconnection chapter addresses the issues surrounding the high capacity broadband widely provided by Next Generation Networks.The chapter on licensing and authorisation has been refocused to reflect the increasing regulatory focus on the mobile sector. The chapter on regulating content has also been significantly restructured and revised to reflect the changes in how we consume content.

Written by leading experts, it is essential reading for legal practitioners and academics involved in the telecommunications industry.

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