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INTRODUCTION
I. HISTORY OF THE MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
A. Pre-Liberalization: A Virtual Monopoly
1. Poor Quality of Service
3. Control of the Noose of Interconnection
B. Liberalization: Breaking the Chains
2. NTC Enables Competition in the Mobile Sector
3. The Twin Executive Orders and the Public Telecommunications Act
C. Post Liberalization: The Fruits of Temporary Freedom
1. The Rise of Mobile Subscriptions v. Fixed-Line Subscriptions
2. The Beginning and the End of the Telecom Gold Rush
II. THE REGULATOR
A. The NTC’s Early Relationship with PLDT
1. During the Marcos Era
2. During the Cory Aquino Government
3. During Ramos‟ Liberalization of the Industry
B. Institutional and External Weaknesses of the Regulator
1. The Revolving Door Policy
2. Fiscal Dependency
3. Restricted Role of the NTC in the Authorization Process
4. Negative Effects of Protracted Court Litigation
5. Vague Agency Powers Regarding Interconnection
III. THE CONCEPT OF INTERCONNECTION
A. The Economic Rationale for Interconnection
B. The Characterization of Interconnection Agreements
3. The Nonchalance of the Senate in Tackling the Issue of Interconnection
4. The Irregular Procedure adopted by the Bicameral Conference Committee
2. Regulatory Opportunism by Design
B. The Mobile Interconnection Wars
7. The Senate Investigation and the NTC‟s Stance of Weakness
8. The Modified Proposal and the Duopoly Resistance to the RAOs
V. PROPOSED SOLUTIONS
A. Re-Regulation: A Possible Interpretation of Existing Legislation
1. The Quasi-Legislative Solution
B. Court-Initiated Competition Policy
1. Judicial Restraint
2. Judicial Activism
C. Administrative Franchises by Legislative Delegation
D. Institutional Independence of the NTC
1. Fixed Terms for Commissioners and Fiscal Autonomy for the Agency
2. Improved Mandate for Interconnection
CONCLUSION
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Telcon Opoly

Telcon Opoly

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