Work detail

Concept of universal service in telecommunications in the European Union

Author: Bc. Ivan Kondratenko
Year: 2012 - summer
Leaders: doc. Ing. Tomáš Cahlík CSc.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 58
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Abstract: This thesis provides analyses of universal services in telecommunication; their meaning,
approach in different countries, composition, legislation and possibilities of financing at
the Europe Union level. In the first part of this work „universal service“ is presented,
it’s definition, ways of financing this service and its components. EU legislation related
to universal service is also discussed in this part. The second part of this work focuses
on comparing the different approaches of EU members to universal service. In the
following two chapters there is an analyses of related low compounds of universal
service and methods of financing it in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Following
chapter talks about broadband as a possible new element to be included into the concept
of universal service. In the conclusion, perspective of the future and results of this work
are presented. Universal service is not valued in lots of countries, as regulation of
telecommunications is cut down and involving broadband in universal service would be
meaningless with respect to the almost perfect covering of the European Union. The aim
of this bachelor thesis is the provision of a global outlook to the issues of universal
service and analyses of it’s components in the European Union.




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