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Telecommunications Law and Regulation in Nigeria

Author(s): Uchenna Jerome Orji

Book Description

The Nigerian telecommunications industry has continued to grow in a phenomenal manner following market liberalization reforms that commenced in the 1990s. As of 2017, the telecommunications industry was one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in Nigeria and the fourth largest contributor to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. The telecommunications industry, however, remains a highly technical and naturally dynamic industry that has not been a usual area for legal research in developing countries such as Nigeria. This book bridges that gap in knowledge by providing an analysis of the legal and policy instruments that regulate the industry. It comprises eleven chapters that discuss the historical evolution of telecommunications and its regulation; the development of the Nigerian telecommunications industry from 1886 to 2017; the legal basis for the regulation of the industry; the licensing and duties of service providers; the regulation of network infrastructure; the protection of consumers; the regulation of competition, interconnection, universal access, and environmental protection; and the resolution of industry disputes. This book will be useful to policy makers, legislators, regulators, lawyers, law students, investors, operators, and consumers, as well as any person interested in the Nigerian telecommunications industry.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0675-6
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0675-4
Date of Publication: 01/04/2018
Pages / Size: 640 / A5
Price: £80.99
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Biography

Dr Uchenna Jerome Orji is an attorney admitted to the Nigerian Bar. He holds an LLB from the University of Nigeria, an LLM from the University of Ibadan, and a PhD from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. He is the author of Cybersecurity Law and Regulation (2012), and International Telecommunications Law and Policy (2018), in addition to over 70 peer-reviewed papers on several aspects of law. His articles have appeared in Journal of African Law; Commonwealth Law Bulletin; Computer and Telecommunications Law Review; Computer Law Review International; Defence Against Terrorism Review; International Data Privacy Law; and OPEC Energy Review, among others. He is a Fellow of the African Center for Cyber Law and Cybercrime Prevention at the UN African Institute for the Prevention of Crime, Kampala, Uganda, and has also worked as an expert for the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth and the Dutch Government.