Safeguarding the Concept of Public Service and the Global Public Interest in Telecommunications
5(1) Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2001, pp 71-102.
27 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2016
Date Written: 2001
Abstract by B. Goswami: “The global economic shift towards the commercialization and privatization of almost every sector has not left much choice with the developing countries but to follow the trend. Space, more particularly telecommunication industry has not remained untouched of the irreversible and inevitable privatization trend in light of the WTO agreements. Concurrently with this trend, what is being diluted is the concept of public service and global public interest, which are core to fundamental principles of international space and telecommunication laws, such dilution is unfair to the developing and poor countries. This article elaborates on the paradigm shift from global public interest to privatization, critically commenting on the privatization with disregard to interest of developing countries and analyzing the regulatory efforts and steps by various countries towards balancing and safeguarding the global public interest with increasing privatization of the telecommunication industry.”
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