Communications - The next decade

30 April 2010

Edited by Ed Richards, Robin Foster, Tom Kiedrowski


In this section

Foreword
Viviane Reding - Member of the European Commission, responsible for Information Society and Media

Introduction
David Currie and Ed Richards

Overview
Robin Foster and Tom Kiedrowski


SECTION 1 - TRENDS AND CHALLENGES

  • Our changing media ecosystem - John Naughton
  • Private is the new public - Jonathan L. Zittrain
  • Why TV regulation will become telecom regulation - Eli M. Noam
  • Serving the public good in the digital age: implications for UK media regulation - Carolyn Fairbairn
  • The consumer agenda on regulation - Ed Mayo, Philip Cullum

SECTION 2 - THE CHANGING NATURE OF REGULATION IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST

  • The public interest challenges for the communications sector over the next 10 years: contestable public service funding - Chris Giles
  • What citizens need to know. Digital exclusion, information inequality and rights - Damian Tambini
  • The continuing need to advance the public interest - David Puttnam
  • The revolution of audio-visual services culture, economy or both? - Ruth Hieronymi

SECTION 3 - ECONOMIC REGULATION BEYOND 2010

  • Creating an environment for rapid innovation - Irwin Stelzer
  • The challenges of a digital world and the need for a new regulatory paradigm - Leonard Waverman
  • Market-based alternatives or complements to regulation - Jonathan Cave
  • Communications policy, economic policy. The inextricable link - Reed Hundt

SECTION 4 - UTILISING THE AIRWAVES

  • The future of regulation – not - Peter Cochrane
  • New spectrum-using technologies and the future of spectrum management: a European policy perspective - Martin Cave
  • Spectrum management and the achievement of policy goals – an independent regulator’s perspective - Isolde Goggin
  • An economic evaluation of spectrum allocation policy - Thomas W. Hazlett

SECTION 5 - GLOBAL AREAS OF FOCUS

  • The genie is out of the bottle - Charles Leadbeater
  • Processes and institutions: new perspectives on policymaking and regulatory authorities - Philip Booth
  • The changing nature of regulation: policy, process and accountability within the European Union - Graham Mather
  • The convergence continuum model: a framework for analysing regulatory reform in Asia-Pacific - Steve Burdon
  • Possibilities for deregulation: a case study of Hong Kong - M. H. Au
All contributors have been asked to write in a personal capacity. Views expressed are those of the authors, not those of Ofcom.

Introduction (PDF, 72.3 KB)

Overview (PDF, 246.9 KB)


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Foreword, Biographies, Introduction and Overview (PDF, 657.2 KB)