Floris G H van den Broek

1.1.1.1 History of Telecommunications Services Offerings Telecommunications, communicating over a distance, has existed for thousands of years, in the form of smoke signals by the Indians or light communication by various groups, which later developed into lighthouses to communicate with ships several hundred years ago, resulting in the optical telegraph. The real step forward in bridging a distance of more than a few miles was the invention of electricity-based telecommunications services by...

Willem F Korthals Altes

Regulation of telecommunications is inevitable. Ownership and control of the telecommunications infrastructure the right to lay cables across public and private land the use of communication channels and the protection of privacy are among the issues which require rules of law. This is true not only in a completely monopolized environment, but also, and perhaps even more so, in a situation in which competition is allowed to thrive. Since airwaves by their very nature do not stop at national...