A conceptual framework for public-private interplay in the telecommunications sector


Public activity in the telecommunications industry has experienced important transformations in the last decade: “reinvolvement” in infrastructure deployment, “innovative” boosting measures, and decentralisation of some decisions. Conceptually, even more important than the measures themselves is the fact that private agents often participate in their realisation and execution. This paper reviews how justifications for public action that would apply to any economic activity area have modelled the public-private relationship in the telecommunications sector. Subsequently, it focuses on the analysis of the new spaces for public-private collaboration that are currently opening up

Publication type: 
JRC-SCI Magazine
Published in: 
Telecommunications Policy Vol. 34, N. 9, p.p. 487-495
Publication date: 
October 2010
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Jose Luis Gomez-Barroso