Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2006
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Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2006

Regulating in the Broadband World

The 7th edition of Trends in Telecommunication Reform examines the regulatory challenges and opportunities of enabling ICT development. The report provides regulators with tools they can use to promote effective and innovative development and use of ICTs in a competitive environment. This report provides an overview of developments in the ICT sector, specifically focusing on broadband, its advent, the technologies, the role of the regulator in broadband development, broadband spectrum management, voice over IP (VoIP) regulation, international efforts to combat spam (including a model law and enforceable code of conduct), and identifies best practices. The report is structured into eight chapters.

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This chapter discusses the challenges spectrum regulators face in allocating and assigning spectrum for broadband wireless access (BWA) and other wireless services. The main challenge is to provide for flexible, market-oriented spectrum licence rights, which can create a positive investment climate for BWA services. At the same time, regulators want to discourage uneconomic hoarding and speculation in spectrum, which could delay the rollout of services to consumers.