Meeting universal service obligations in a competitive telecommunications sector

report to DG, IV, CEC : March 1994 by Martin Cave

Publisher: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Publisher: UNIPUB [distributor] in Luxembourg, Lanham, MD

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  • European Union countries
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    • Telecommunication policy -- European Union countries.,
    • Telecommunication -- European Union countries -- Costs.
    • Edition Notes

      StatementMartin Cave, Claire Milne, Mark Scanlan.
      ContributionsMilne, Claire., Scanlan, Mark., European Commission.
      LC ClassificationsHE8090.5.Z5 C38 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination74 p. :
      Number of Pages74
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1230956M
      ISBN 109282680010
      LC Control Number94232801

serve. This compensation comes from the federal “Universal Service Fund.” (Some states have established similar statewide funds; New Hampshire has not.) The terms under which a CLEC may compete in a small ILEC’s region may be affected by concerns about the ability of the ILEC to continue meeting its universal service obligations.   According to the survey, telecom carriers have given a 64% higher score for the present policy on universal service obligation (USO), compared to that of The department of telecom (DoT), has been collecting 5% of revenues from private telecom carriers as universal service obligation fund (USF), to be disbursed to telcos which are willing. Chapter 5, 'Universal access', In Trends in telecommunications reform: convergence and regulation, ITU. 'Stages of universal service policy', In Telecommunications Policy, vol number 9, Meeting universal service obligations in a competitive telecommunications sector. Telecommunications in Pakistan describes the overall environment for the mobile telecommunications, telephone, and Internet markets in Pakistan.. In Pakistan was the world's third-fastest growing telecommunications market. Pakistan's telecom infrastructure is improving dramatically with foreign and domestic investments into fixed-line and mobile networks; fiber systems .

RURAL TELECOM INDUSTRY MEETING & EXPO ORLANDO, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 4, Thank you, Shirley Bloomfield, for your kind introduction. Thank you also to the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies for inviting me to join you todayin Orlando. There are seven key policy, legislative and fiscal enablers that, delivered together, could allow industry to bring the full fibre coverage up to 96% of all UK homes and businesses by and % by Those same measures would reduce the overall cost of the build-out by some £9 billion, and would reduce the amount of public subsidy required – so that Government funding would be. 2. To instruct the Working Group on Basic and Universal Telecommunications Services and the Rapporteur for Tele-education, to proceed to collect information, draft documents, and publish the book under the coordination of the Chair of the Working Group. 3. To urge the member states of CITEL to cooperate in collecting information. 4. The Telecommunications Act of was the first significant overhaul of telecommunications law in more than sixty years, amending the Communications Act of The Act, signed by President Bill Clinton, represented a major change in American telecommunication law, since it was the first time that the Internet was included in broadcasting and spectrum allotment.

Sam Lovick has undertaken a number of projects advising the telecommunications sector on issues ranging from the costs and benefits of telephone renumbering to the value of additional sub-sea broadband cables. Most of the advice was in the context of regulatory arrangements imposed on Telstra by the ACCC. Valuation: advice on the characteristics of the [ ].   WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, /PRNewswire/ Below are the prepared opening remarks by Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy for the Postal Service Board of Governors open session meeting on Aug. 7.   ECTEL Overview. The Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) was established on 4th May by a Treaty signed in St. George’s, Grenada, by the Governments of five Eastern Caribbean States – Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. wireless providers in competitive obligations (such as dialing parity) as quickly as reasonable @l Encourage and participate in traffic studies and modeling It Include wireless providers in universal service programs It Assure consumer protection I; Monitor and, where appropriate, parlicipate in cases challenging state authority under section

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Meeting universal service obligations in a competitive telecommunications sector. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities ; Lanham, MD: UNIPUB [distributor], (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

The book is interdisciplinary in nature to reflect the extremely complex context in which universal service policy is formed. The chapter authors represent a broad cross-section of disciplinary training, professional positions, and relationships in the telecommunications by: Gale, Donald Michael (M.S.

Telecommunications) Universal Service in a Competitive Local Exchange Environment Thesis directed by Professor James H. Alleman The telecommunications industry has evolved into a very competitive industry since Aggressive competition is the norm in the long distance, equipment. Cave, M. “Meeting Universal Service Obligations in Competitive Telecommunications Markets: Lessons for the Postal Sector.” In Cost of Universal Service, edited by U.

Stumpf and W. Elsenbast. Papers presented at the 3` Königswinter Seminar, WIK Proceedings. Google ScholarCited by: Meeting Universal Service Obligations in a Competitive Telecommunications Sector, Report to DG IV, (). NetTrans Accounts: Reforming the Financial Support System for Universal Service in Telecommunications, ().

Predatory Pricing, the Price-Cost Test, and Activity-Based Costing, in. Universal service is the principle that all Americans should have access to communications services.

Universal service is also the name of a fund and the category of FCC programs and policies to implement this principle. Universal service is a cornerstone of the law that established the FCC, the Communications Act of Since that time, universal service policies have.

Next, using household data from around the world, they investigate empirically the historical performance of public monopolies in meeting universal service obligations and the impact of reform.

The results show the massive failure of state monopolies to provide service to poor and rural households everywhere except Eastern Europe.

On the 10 May the Government introduced the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards Act) Amendment Bill (No.1) to enable the Minister to determine a universal Meeting universal service obligations in a competitive telecommunications sector book provider's net universal service cost (NUSC) for up to three years in advance, and to give carriers some certainty about the universal service.

Telecommunications Sector An Overview Policy and Regulatory Framework e – SADC initiative would address the challenges regarding the provision of Universal Service Obligations (USO) and focus on positive aspects and the meeting, a follow up meeting will be convened in July/ August.

Cave, M. “Meeting Universal Service Obligations in a Competitive Telecommu-nications Market: Lessons for the Postal Sector.” In Cost of Universal Service, WIK Proceedings 2, edited by Ulrich Stumpf, and Wolfgang Elsenbast. Bad Honnef: 95– Google Scholar.

liberalisation can contribute to achieving universal service goals and the types of complementary policies that may be required. It focuses on experiences in four sectors – telecommunications, water and sanitation, financial services, and electricity.

The unique multi-sector perspective taken in this book. A Universal Service Obligation (USO) comes from EU and UK legislation. Its aim is to address a perceived shortfall in a service, or range of services, to customers. Since the UK has a USO for voice services, payphones and an affordable scheme for low-income customers (which we call BT Basic).

telecommunications will go a long way toward meeting develop-ment objectives, including extending access to rural and low-income urban areas. But gaps in meeting universal service goals are likely to remain, calling for public sector initiatives or financ-ing to complement or catalyze those of the private sector.

begun as to whether universal service obligations should be changed to include access to high speed network resources. However, at present most countries view it as advisable to leave this to market forces rather than impose additional obligations on telecommunications operators.

1. Introduction. Consideration of tenders to undertake a trial for delivery of the universal service obligation in telecommunications in two areas of regional Australia signalled an attempt to address a wide range of economic, political and social forces (Alston, ).It also marked an effort to appease powerful constituencies engaged in a battle to capture the benefits flowing from the.

Universal Service Obligations Levels of Universal Service Obligations (1) • In developed markets all three aspects of USOs are generally fulfilled • In developing markets, however, the simultaneous pursuit of the three aspects generates conflicting policy choices making it necessary to prioritize • This prioritization defines the levels.

universal service obligations (USOs). Funding mechanisms that provide incentives rather than burdens can lead to innovation as well as lowering the cost of universal service. For example, competitive bidding processes are being used in Colombia, the US, Peru, and Chile to bring down the costs of universal service by rewarding the most efficient.

On Friday, Nov. 18,the FCC issued its order implementing major reforms in the universal service and intercarrier compensation regimes that have, for decades, governed the telecommunications industry. The FCC had formally approved these reforms at a meeting.

ensure competitive neutrality in the industry by resolving this appeal quickly. Under Section and well-established Commission precedent, universal service obligations must be imposed in a uniform and competitively neutral manner.

With the current contribution factor in the 15 – 17% DC01 \Demp.1\ The Q&A gives a high level overview of communications law, including authorisation and licensing, universal service obligations, spectrum use, access and interconnection, data protection and security, price regulation, subscriber management, and outsourcing and telecommunications.

(1) Where universal service is imposed under §19 of this Act, the licensees operating in the relevant market for the applicable telecommunications service subject to licence shall notify the regulatory authority annually upon demand of the revenues generated in the relevant market.

Otherwise the regulatory authority may make an estimate. The concept of “universal service obligation” (USO) has been around for decades; however, its definition continues to change.

The notion that the last mile of fixed-line access should be subsidized has spread around the world, despite well reasoned arguments and empirical evidence that the policy is and was a failure. "Meeting Universal Service Obligations in Competitive Telecommunications Markets: Lessons for the Postal Sector", in U.

Stumpf and W. Elsenbast (eds), Cost of Universal Service: Papers Presented at the 3rd Konigswinter Seminar, WIK, MULTI-YEAR EXPERT MEETING ON TRADE, SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT Geneva, 11–13 May internationally competitive through the use of ICT Universal Service Obligation: Guaranteed Broadband of 2 Mbit/s • New Obligations as of The need for a concept of universal service at a European level IN In the past there was no harmonisation at a European level of universal service in the telecommunications sector.

Priorities were set at a national level and in the absence of competitive forces in most Member States this produced mixed results.

Can deregulation and unleashing competitive forces, coupled with the continuing social obligations such as the obligation to serve. This note uses the experience of the U.S. telecommunications to illustrate the existence and influence of social obligations.

Recognizing this commitment enhances the understanding of the dynamics of deregulation. DSTI/ICCP/TISP()5/FINAL 4 MAIN POINTS There is a clear need, in view of significant competitive, technological and service changes taking place in the telecommunications sector, to review universal service obligations, their coverage, how they.

telecommunications sectors have statutory obligations to provide universal service to the American public, these obligations are fulfilled by private companies in the telecommunications sector and exclusively by the USPS in the postal sector.

Page 3 GAO/GGDBR Postal/Telecom. Key trends in the Australian telecommunications sector. Data sources: see Productivity CommissionTelecommunications Universal Service Obligation.

Summary of the Commission’s key recommendations* A new policy objective with a baseline (minimum standard) The Government should wind up the TUSO byin time for the full NBN rollout. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, the major concern expressed by As of today, a “universal service” obligation for telecommunications service providers has not been completely established in China.

How should China “transplant” universal service rapid development of the Chinese telecommunications industry raises. A review of the universal service arrangements for telecommunications was welcomed by members.

It provides a significant opportunity to explore an important issue and for the industry to grapple with the complexities of ensuring the objectives of universal service provision are achieved in a modern and competitive telecommunications industry.Focuses exclusively on telecommunications, although the same points--that social obligations exist in regulated industries and that finding a way to continue to address these obligations in a more competitive environment is a major element of regulatory reforms--apply to .Delivering competitive telecommunications services to regional and rural areas is a major issue, with Telstra having a Universal Service Obligation regarding telephony services.

Government monies have been made available on a competitive basis to carriers to address broadband and mobile telephone blackspots and gaps in service provision.