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EU Competition Law and Regulation in the Converging Telecommunications, Media and IT Sectors

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ISBN13: 9789041124692
ISBN: 9041124691
Published: April 2006
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £177.00

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Of the major industries formerly characterized by a high degree of state monopoly control, telecommunications is proving to be increasingly susceptible to market failure. The fundamental causes of this difficulty, according to the author of this far-reaching analysis, are twofold: abusive behaviour of incumbents aimed at foreclosing competitors, and the regulatory challenges posed by the technological convergence of the telecommunications, media, and IT sectors. The answers, Dr. Nikolinakos shows with extraordinary rigour and detail, lie in the enforcement of specially-crafted competition rules and proportionate, targeted sectoral regulation.

This book presents the most thoroughgoing model yet offered to ensure the emergence of a genuinely competitive electronic communications industry in Europe. In the course of its in-depth analysis the discussion focuses on such factors as the following:-

  • EU telecommunications policy as revealed in liberalization and harmonization legislative measures;
  • the EU electronic communications framework;
  • case law covering issues of refusal to supply and the essential facilities doctrine;
  • application of Article 82 EC to bottlenecks;
  • specific types of an undertaking s unilateral behaviour that may often occupy NRAs and competition authorities in the context of their ex post competition law investigations under Article 82 EC;
  • strategic alliances and mergers in the move toward multimedia;
  • access to premium content and the emergence of new media;
  • the scope of content regulation in the online environment; and
  • broadband (regulation of local loop unbundling and bitstream access).
The book also provides practical guidance on issues concerning the complicated market definition and analysis mechanism promulgated by the European Commission s Recommendation and Guidelines.

Numerous legislative and policy documents are presented in full detail, with analysis taking into account the comments delivered by all interested parties (e.g., the European Commission, national competent authorities, and market players such as fixed incumbent operators, alternative operators, internet service providers, mobile operators, cable operators, associations of undertakings, and associations of consumers).

No other book will provide interested readers with such crucial insight into the reasons behind the Commission s strategy and the often contradictory interests of market players. Because the argument is scrupulously grounded in informed awareness of existing and emerging realities, this landmark volume will quickly establish itself as a resource to be consulted and followed for many years to come

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Competition Law, Telecommunications Law
Structure of this Book.
Part I. The Evolution of EU Telecommunications Policy and Law.
1. The Transition from a Regime of a State-run Monopoly to a Liberalized Market.
Part II. The Application of EU Competition Policy and Law to the Electronic Communications Sector.
2. Access Agreements Refusal to Supply and the Essential Facilities Doctrine under EU Competition Law.
3. Specific Issues of Competition Law.
4. Strategic Alliances and Mergers in the Converging Telecommunications, Media and IT Sectors.
Part III. Adapting the Telecommunications Regime to the Emerging Multimedia Environment The EU Electronic Communications Framework.
5. The Challenges of Convergence to Regulatory Approaches Nature and Scope of the Regulatory Regime.
6. The Competition Directive.
7. The Framework and Access Directives Imposition of Specific Remedies.
8. The EU Authorization Framework for Electronic Communications Networks and Services.
9. Universal Service Provision End User Rights.
10. Data Protection, Security and Confidentiality.
11. The Impact of the EU Electronic Communications Framework on the Broadcasting Sector.
12. EU Radio Spectrum Policy in the Converging Environment.
13. Market Definition and Analysis of the Relevant Markets.
Part IV. Specific Issues: EU Audiovisual Policy / Broadband.
14. EU Audiovisual Policy Content Regulation.
15. Broadband.

Series: International Competition Law

Directory of EC Case Law on State Aids 2nd ed ISBN 9789041167217
Published June 2016
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The Role of Economic Analysis in EU Competition Law: The European School 4th ed ISBN 9789041162458
Published May 2016
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Competition and State Aid: An Analysis of the EU Practice 2nd ed ISBN 9789041158185
Published July 2015
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Competition Law Enforcement and Compliance across the World: A Comparative Review ISBN 9789041158154
Published December 2014
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The Substantive Appraisal of Joint Ventures Under the EU Merger Control Regime ISBN 9789041158161
Published December 2014
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EU Competition Law, Regulation and the Internet: The Case of Net Neutrality ISBN 9789041141408
Published November 2014
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Standard Essential Patents and Competition Law: A Transatlantic Perspective ISBN 9789041149602
Published September 2014
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Competition Law: Comparative Private Enforcement and Collective Redress Across the EU ISBN 9789041145598
Published March 2014
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EU Competition Law: Between Public and Private Enforcement ISBN 9789041146779
Published December 2013
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Merger Decisions and the Rules of Procedure of the European Community Courts ISBN 9789041136718
Published December 2011
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Antitrust Law in Brazil ISBN 9789041136701
Published December 2011
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Does EC Merger Control Discriminate Against Small Companies ? ISBN 9789041132611
Published July 2010
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The Reform of EC Competition Law: New Challenges ISBN 9789041126924
Published December 2009
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Civil Procedure in EU Competition Cases before the English and Dutch Courts ISBN 9789041131928
Published November 2009
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An Institutional Assessment of Antitrust Policy: The Latin American Experience ISBN 9789041124784
Published May 2009
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EC State Aid Law: Liber Amicorum in Honour Francisco Santaolalla ISBN 9789041127747
Published October 2008
Kluwer Law International
Competition Problems in Liberalized Telecommunications ISBN 9789041127365
Published June 2008
Kluwer Law International
Liner Shipping and EU Competition Law ISBN 9789041127174
Published May 2008
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A Practical Guide to National Competition Rules Across Europe 2nd ed ISBN 9789041126078
Published November 2007
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Tying and Bundling as A Leveraging Concern Under EC Competition Law ISBN 9789041125750
Published October 2007
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Competition Law and Economics: Advances in Competition Policy and Antitrust Enforcement ISBN 9789041126320
Published September 2007
Kluwer Law International
Directory of EC Case Law on Competition ISBN 9789041126566
Published August 2007
Kluwer Law International
Effective Application of EU State Aid Procedures: The Role of National Law and Practice
Edited by: Paul F. Nemitz
ISBN 9789041126573
Published July 2007
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Private Enforcement of EC Competition Law
Edited by: Jurgen Basedow
ISBN 9789041126139
Published March 2007
Kluwer Law International
Competition Rules for the 21st Century: Principles from America's Experience 2nd ed ISBN 9789041124777
Published September 2006
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A Concise Guide to the EU Anti-Dumping/ Anti-Subsidies Procedures ISBN 9789041124647
Published June 2006
Kluwer Law International
The EC Merger Control Regulation: Rights of Defence ISBN 9789041125538
Published June 2006
Kluwer Law International
Mergers and Acquisitions: The Industrial Organization Perspective ISBN 9789041124517
Published March 2006
Kluwer Law International
Unfair Competition Law. European Union and Member States ISBN 9789041123299
Published February 2006
Kluwer Law International
Economic Analysis of Vertical Agreements: A Self-Assessment ISBN 9789041123282
Published July 2005
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US and EC Oligopoly Control ISBN 9789041122964
Published June 2004
Kluwer Law International
Merger Control in Europe: EU Member States and Accession States 4th ed ISBN 9789041120564
Published January 2003
Kluwer Law International
Limits and Control of Competition with a View to International Harmonization
Edited by: Jurgen Basedow
ISBN 9789041119674
Published November 2002
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International and Comparative Competition Law and Policies ISBN 9789041116437
Published September 2001
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US and EC Oligopoly Control 2nd ed ISBN 9789041125637

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