contentΟ Καθηγητής ΕΜΠ Γιάννης Καλογήρου συμμετείχε στη συγγραφή του βιβλίου “Telecommunications: Exploring Competition” από τις εκδόσεις IOS Press/Ohmsha, Amsterdam, Oxford, Washington DC/ Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto το 1994, στο οποίο επιμελητές ήταν οι Williams, H., Borman, M. Συγκεκριμένα, ανέλαβε τη συγγραφή του κεφαλαίου “Reforming Greek telecommunications: The Complexities of Chang in a Southern European Country“.


This work comprises the revised papers from the 8th European Communications Policy Research conference (CPR) in October 1993, incorporating the key elements emanating from the discussions. These papers sought to explore the complexities of competition as it is unfolding within Europe and to highlight some of the issues on which policy-makers should focus their attention. In so doing, this volume aims to make a contribution, in the tradition of CPR, to the policy-making process in Europe. It covers topics such as: ISDN; local telecommunications in the UK; Dutch cable-television networks; VANS (Value Added Networks Services); and data and consumer protection in telecommunications services in the European Union.


The policy rhetoric of competition that emerged in the early 1980s has been sustained and continues to be enshrined in new legislation. In parallel with the introduction of new policy regimes centred on the tenets of liberalisation, regulation, deregulation, privatisation and competition has been the emergence of new policy questions, in particular the exploration of the consequences of the new policy regimes. Interwoven with this new policy framework has been the transformation of the technical infrastructures, which in itself has created sets of new policy questions not only innovation and the diffusion of the technologies but also about the inter-relationship between new technologies and, for example, questions over privacy. It is in exploring some of these issues that the papers in this volume cohere. The purpose of this volume is to bring together some of these different perspectives and draw out the implications for policy development. In doing so, the papers in this volume focus on four different dimensions of the current policy debate, namely, the local loop, new services innovation, consumer rights, and the issues surrounding liberalisation in the smaller countries in Europe.