Widely regarded as the leading text in this field and used extensively by lawyers, public officials, industry practitioners and students, this fully revised new edition incorporates all recent legislative reforms, regulatory decisions and policy initiatives.
“Breadth, depth, accuracy and up-to-dateness make this a reliable one-stop shop for information about telecommunications regulation in Australia. Each chapter gives a helpful overview followed by a detailed exposition of all that’s relevant as well as new developments. Comparisons with overseas regulatory regimes complement the discussion. Those practising in the field shouldn’t be without it.”
Rod Shogren, Member, Australian Competition Tribunal; former Commissioner, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
“I can thoroughly recommend this introductory text: Australian Telecommunications Regulation makes essential reading for any legal professional brave enough to play in the liberalised telecommunications arena. It very effectively balances the three overlapping disciplinary silos of technology, economics and the law and does so in a very readable fashion.”
Emeritus Professor Reg Coutts, Principal Coutts Communications, Part-time Member, Australian Communications and Media Authority
It covers all key aspects of telecommunications regulation, including:
- policy context
- industry and institutional structures
- the Part XIB and XIC competition regimes
- regulatory economics
- network technologies
- spectrum management
- content regulation
- consumer and community issues.
- Features comparative chapters covering telecommunications regulation in the US, EU, UK and New Zealand
- Written by experienced industry insiders, respected economists, leading engineers and international telecommunications lawyers.