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Global Regulators’ Mixed Message: Compete or Be Regulated

Global Regulators’ Mixed Message to Telecom Companies:
Compete or Be Regulated

By Drew Clark

HONG KONG, December 4, 2006 – Global regulators had a mixed message for the telecommunications industry here on Monday: governments should ease restrictions on companies in the presence of competition – but otherwise tighten them.

At the opening forum at Telecom World 2006, government officials from China, Hong Kong, the European Commission, and International Telecommunications Union delivered a similar message, but with varying degrees of specificity.