Proposed revisions to the International Telecommunication Regulations – An African perspective
Liberalization of international communications over the last twenty years had a major impact on the International Telecommunications Regulations adopted in 1988.
First, the number and legal nature of the players in the telecommunications industry has changed. National monopolies have given place to a large number of private operators in competitive markets.
Second, international communications are not the result of bilateral agreements between national monopolies but the result of commercial agreements among operators, often in the form of a cascade of agreements between a significant number of operators involved in the management of a specific communication.