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Liberalization and Regulation of the Telecommunications Sector in Transition Countries

The Case of Russia


  • Comprehensive study of ICT/telecommunications industries in transition countries, policy options and recommendations for sectoral development of ICT in general and in transition countries in particular


Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

About this book


Telecommunications are increasingly recognized as a key component in the infrastructure of economic development. For many years, there were state-owned monopolies in the telecommunications sector. In transition economies, they were characterized by especially poor performance and high access deficits, as telecommunications were considered to be a non-profit-oriented production process intended to support the socio-economic superstructures. As a result, the starting point for the reform processes in transition countries was quite poor performed public monopolies, functioned under completely different circumstances as the peers in the market economies.

The main question of this book is what the strategies for the successful future development of the telecommunications sector in transition countries are. The special focus is on Russia, the largest of the transition countries.


Economic Development Monopol Policy Option in ICT Sectoral Privatization and Liberalization Transition Economics Trends in Telecommunications Industries

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Europäisches Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen (EIIW)/European Institute for International Economic RelationsBergische Universität WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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