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Evaluation of Some Aspects of Telecommunication Networks Interconnection

Evaluation of Some Aspects of Telecommunication Networks Interconnection

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Title: Evaluation of Some Aspects of Telecommunication Networks Interconnection
Author: Abdel Rahman, Salwa Hamid
Abstract: The Telecommunication market is expanding rapidly in Sudan. New operators are entering the market. This implies the existence of interconnection agreements between the different operators in order to avoid arise of conflicts. The interconnection agreement between telecommunication operators has three aspects: Technical; commercial; and legal aspects. This study aims at investigating the interconnection agreement between Sudatel and Mobitel and compare to other international practices. The research methodology involved literature review of some international telecommunication interconnection agreements, data gathering on existing interconnection between Sudatel and Mobitel. The data was interpreted, analyzed and compared with international agreements. The study revealed the existence of some drawbacks and shortcomings in the existing agreement between Sudatel and Mobitel. The agreement need to be further revised in its technical, commercial and legal aspects. In addition, the existence of a written agreement is highly recommended. In order to guarantee a fair market competition between the different telecommunication operators and safeguard/protect the rights of subscribers, the National Telecommunication Corporation, NTC, has a great role to play. NTC has to put the technical, commercial and legal framework that governs and regulates the relationships between the telecommunication operators as well as protecting the rights of the subscribers.
Description: 71 page
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/9775
Date: 2015-04-28


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