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Intermedia, October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Intermedia, October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

The role of the telecoms regulator is coming under increasing scrutiny with the rise of over the top (OTT) services. Should we be encouraging more ‘level playing field’ approaches, which the European Commission has just proposed to some extent in its electronics framework review, or is our cover author, Brian Williamson, right in resisting regulation that he believes could stifle innovation? It’s just one of a plethora of dilemmas facing policymakers and regulators, as Jean-Jacques Sahel discusses in this issue. What is apparent is that the law is not always going to provide answers to these dilemmas, given the rapid advancement of technology, and the role of regulators will become more important. How should they work? I like the idea of the ‘constant gardener’, as put forward by an ex-head of France’s regulator, Arcep. We don’t want an uncontrolled jungle, nor a fancy designer garden, but an attentive balance in between. Chris Chapman, President, IIC


 

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Being Independent

Being Independent

The OECD jokes that regulators are not like the anonymousvanquishers of aliens as portrayedin Men in Black. But what doesindependence mean in reality?
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Business as usual? Not any more!

Business as usual? Not any more!

The US FCC is proposing a new name and a new regulatory framework for ‘special access’ services, as JONATHAN JACOB NADLER explains.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

 

Challenges for Audiovisual Regulation

Challenges for Audiovisual Regulation

How is media policy and regulation developing in a world moving from broadcasting to audiovisual content on many platforms? Joan Barata presents the agenda.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Five questions for zero rating

Five questions for zero rating

As a complement to our article in the last issue, Bronwyn Howell and Roslyn Layton pose five key questions to assess each case for zero rating.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Freedom vs Security

Freedom vs Security

Once again, the competing discourses of freedom of expression and national security are in play, as Monroe Price discusses in the context of global media policy.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

High-flown ideas

High-flown ideas

Should we be striving for the ‘level playing field’ with regulation of innovative, next-generation communications? Brian Williamson makes a strong case for setting them free.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Intermedia, October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Intermedia, October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

FREEDOM VS SECURITY
Monroe Price discusses how freedom of expression is competing with national security

AUDIOVISUAL CHALLENGES
How media regulation is developing in a world moving from broadcasting, by Joan Barata

THE CONSTANT GARDENER
Jean-Jacques Sahel on shaping regulation to meet the challenges of convergence

TV IN A MOBILE WORLD
Can broadcasters use mobile networks?

News from around the Globe

News from around the Globe

Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, delivers his ‘state of the union’ address. He proposed to give every village free wireless internet; rights holders to be paid fairly for their work; and also said privacy is a “matter of human dignity”.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

With Syed Shah, chairman of Pakistan’s telecoms authority, PTA.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

With Juan Wilches, commissioner at Colombia’s telecoms regulator, CRC.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

With Takamiki Nishikawa, senior counsel at Fox Networks Group Japan.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Seamingly Successful

Seamingly Successful

Rene Arnold and Anna Schneider explore the level playing field debate on OTT services from a consumer perspective.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

Shape of things to come

Shape of things to come

How should policy and regulation adapt to times of rapidly changing convergence? Jean-Jacques Sahel shapes the discussion.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

TV in a mobile world

TV in a mobile world

Can broadcasting make the step into an increasingly mobile world? Roland Beutler discusses technology and business models in the context of public service remits, mobile network operators and the new world of 5G.
October 2016, Volume 44 Issue 03

 

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