Η απελευθέρωση των τηλεπικοινωνιών στην Ελλάδα έως σήμερα: ιστορική αναδρομή και κριτική ανάλυση των σημαντικότερων αποφάσεων της Εθνικής Επιτροπής Τηλεπικοινωνιών & Ταχυδρομείων
The liberalization of telecommunications in Greece until now: historical overview and critical analysis of the most important decisions of Hellenic Communications & Post Commission
Μπουλούκου, Βασιλική Α.
SubjectΤηλεπικοινωνίες -- Δίκαιο και νομοθεσία -- Ελλάδα ; General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Organization) ; Δασμοί -- Δίκαιο και νομοθεσία
This study is a brief reference to the international history of telecommunications at international level for the period before the liberalization, as a result of the negotiations of GATT and GATS and analyzes the liberalization of telecommunications in Greece. The first section presents the telecommunications sector in the US, Europe and Greece in the pre-liberalization period and the negotiations of GATT and GATS which led to the liberalization of telecommunications. The second section, which is the main section in this thesis, includes a reference to the telecommunications sector in Greece, where a policy was implemented in order to adopt the respective developments of the international and European telecommunications’ community. More specifically, an analysis is performed for the termination of the state monopoly, as a result of the regulatory framework of the European Union and the domestic legislation. Then, the thesis presents to the reader an analysis of the markets of internet, fixed and mobile telephony, as they were formed after the liberalization of the sector of telecommunications, as well as the problems faced by alternative providers. Furthermore, the thesis examines the organization of the regulatory framework and the National Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT), as well as the imposed regulatory obligations. In the third section, a review takes place, regarding the most important decisions of National Telecommunications and Post Commission, concerning rejection of OTE commercial products due to denouncements made by alternative providers. Moreover, conclusions are drawn concerning the operation of the telecommunications sector in Greece and assessments are made about whether would be possible for the market to operate under perfect competition. Finally, estimations are presented, regarding trends in the industry and how they are expected to evolve in the future.