Emerging ICT Policies and Regulations

Roadmap to Digital Economies

  • V. Sridhar

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About this book


This book constructs both educational and research arguments on various dimensions

of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy and regulation. There has

been a paradigm shift in the ICT industry due to convergence of various technologies,

the ubiquity of the Internet, the emergence of app economy and the pervasiveness

of social media. These pose policy and regulatory challenges in the areas of industry

structure, market power of firms, pricing of products and services, interconnection of

networks and data privacy.

The book addresses 13 important questions in the areas of: i) Telecom Regulation:

bundling of products and services, interconnection, and radio spectrum; (ii) Internet

Regulation: governance of the Internet, Net Neutrality, quality of service, and cyber

security; (iii) App Economy Regulation: Over The Top communication and broadcast

services, digital platforms and economy, data protection and privacy; and (iv) Emerging

Technology Regulation: Machine Intelligence and Intellectual Property Rights. Specific

focus is given to the regulatory landscape in India surrounding these questions and the

lessons for similar emerging countries.

Written in the form of contemporary questions and answers, this unique book appeals

to researchers and students in ICT policy and regulation, regulators and policymakers,

as well as general audience interested in the subject area.

“... provides a theoretical framework for analysing each regulatory issue along with

practical implications. A good reference for researchers, regulators and policy makers.”

—Dr R.S. Sharma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

“... provides an excellent overview of the challenges that the world faces in coping with the

dynamic new emerging digital technologies that affect the way we work, play and communicate

with each other...lays out the issues of regulating global ICT and policies that governments

should adopt to enable its productive and positive use.”

—Dr G. Anand Anandalingam, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science,

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, U.S.A.

“Prof Sridhar is a Thought Leader in the Telecom space... This book is an excellent

compendium looking at the main regulations and policies with reference to the ICT sector.

It serves as a ready reckoner for new entrants and professionals alike, providing global and

local perspectives on topics that impact the growing Digital Economy.”

—P. Balaji, Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer, Vodafone Idea Limited, India

Read endorsements by other experts from industry and academia inside the book and on book’s homepage


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Authors and affiliations

  • V. Sridhar
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute of Information Technology BangaloreBengaluruIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9021-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9022-8
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