Resolving Disputes in Telecommunications: Existing Country Practice and Future Challenges (Hardcover)
Combining hands-on experience with in-depth research, this book covers a wide range of issues relating to dispute resolution in the telecommunications sector. It analyzes whether the existing dispute settlement mechanism within the regulatory framework is adequately equipped to address issues being regularly thrown up and embroiling the sector in controversies and disputes of various types. It examines the various approaches that countries around the world have adopted to address these problems. The book focuses extensively on policy and regulatory initiatives taken in India since the initial phase of economic liberalization and shows that there has been considerable rationalization of the process of dispute resolution, leading to a decrease in the scope for disputes. The book provides an analytical treatment of current country practices, and their unique features making it attractive for a wider readership including telecom professionals, legal fraternity, regulators, and students in the field of communications. The author studies various methods of dispute resolution currently in use in other countries, including developing countries, and evaluates them critically. He points out weaknesses and strengths of the mechanisms as well as the effects of market liberalization, convergence of technologies, and of other laws on telecom issues.
About the Author
R.U.S. Prasad is former Secretary of the Telecom Commission and member of the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal. He was also associated with International Telecommunications Union as an expert.