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This book discusses the legal and regulatory aspects of communications services in India. The focus of this book is not confi ned to telephone or telecom services. It also includes radio and television through terrestrial, satellite, and cable technology as well as Internet services and Internet telephony. It is the fi rst legal treatise to attempt a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the legal framework for Indian communications. The book traces the origins of modern communications law to the East India Company’s foundation of a monopolistic telegraph network. It presents a chronological narrative of important regulatory developments since that time including a detailed assessment of economic reforms that began in 1992. It also offers a critical examination of the two independent regulatory institutions for the communications sector: the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (’TRAI’) and the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (‘TDSAT’). Written in a simple and accessible style, this book spans 23 chapters and explores over 100 different topics. It is indispensable reading and a reference guide for lawyers, judges, regulators, communications engineers, analysts, and business persons, consultants, researchers, academics, and students.