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Intermedia, April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 01

Intermedia, April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 01

THE WORLD AS A WHOLE

chris chapman2Large countries and institutions such as the US and the European Union are world leaders in researching and developing regulatory policy for the digital economy. They also have an advantage in being able to apply rules across a large population and bring considerable resources to bear on pressing issues such as net neutrality and competition law, although as we see, policies can be slow to enact, as in the EU, and subject to drastic upheaval, as now in the US. In this edition of Intermedia, Rainer Schnepfleitner of Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority points out that the current agenda is even more challenging for smaller countries. He says they need better coordination among policymakers and regulators on both national and international levels, and more support in dealing with global forces such as the big internet players and ‘over the top’ issues. The IIC’s mission is exactly to cover these issues – and much more. Chris Chapman, president, IIC

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A Global Challenge

A Global Challenge

Setting out a framework for coherent policy and regulation for the digital economy is our major challenge, especially for countries outside of the EU and US, writes RAINER SCHNEPFLEITNER.

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

Anti-Spam Action

Anti-Spam Action

Canada’s CRTC and the IIC kicked off discussion on international efforts to combat unwanted communications, as STEVEN HARROUN explains.

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

Competing for Protection

Competing for Protection

What is the status of international copyright reform in the digital age? TED SHAPIRO contrasts efforts at the World Intellectual Property Organisation with ongoing reform in the EU as part of the digital single market initiative.

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

DC Currents

DC Currents

The IIC’s TMF in Washington, DC came at the end of a tumultuous year in world politics, adding spice to the views of the assembled experts.

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

Include Fibre in Housing Policy

Include Fibre in Housing Policy

With so much equity tied up in the world’s housing stock it makes sense to direct a proportion towards stalled fibre broadband rollouts, argues RICHARD FEASEY.

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

Making the Right Moves

Making the Right Moves

Behavioural economics is becoming popular because it promises to improve competition and consumer outcomes. But asTIM HOGG asks, is it a paradigm shift, a passing fad - or somewhere in between?

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

News from around the Globe

News from around the Globe

Pai was appointed as a commissioner by Barack Obama in 2012. Among his views: “Given how rapidly the communications sector is changing, the FCC should do everything it can to ensure that its rules reflect the realities of the current marketplace and basic principles of economics.”

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

Shedding Light on Universal Broadband

Shedding Light on Universal Broadband

Canada has embarked on an ambitious universal broadband policy that could be a model for other countries, as HEATHER HUDSON details.

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

Solving the Online Platform Puzzle

Solving the Online Platform Puzzle

How can policymakers make sense of the impact of online platforms? CHRISTIAN HILDEBRANDT and RENÉ ARNOLD put forward a model that covers the complex dimensions.

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

Switch In Time

Switch In Time

The digital switchover is still hard for some regions such as the Caribbean, where there are many issues to be resolved, as SONIA GILL explains.

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1

Taking the Wi-Fi Route

Taking the Wi-Fi Route

Most of the visions for 5G are not based on what we really need, says WILLIAM WEBB. Here he examines what problems we are trying to solve and why Wi-Fi is as important as cellular networks.

April 2017, Volume 45 Issue 1


FULL INDEX OF CONTENTS 2017

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FULL INDEX OF CONTENTS 2015

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FULL INDEX OF CONTENTS 2014

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