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 https://www.springer.com/in/book/9789813290211.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9022-8
- 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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