Acquiring Licenses for Telecommunication Operators: A Comparative Analysis Between United Republic Of Tanzania And United Kingdom

Mfala, , Mashaka Edgar (2011) Acquiring Licenses for Telecommunication Operators: A Comparative Analysis Between United Republic Of Tanzania And United Kingdom. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The overall objective of the study is to assess and raise awareness to the society on Acquiring License in the Telecommunication service providers industry in both the United Republic of Tanzania and the United Kingdom, and able to see whether there is any problem within the Tanzania Licensing Regime compared with United Kingdom Licensing Regime. The study is guided by the following specific objectives: 1)Examine some provisions of the telecommunication law in both United Republic of Tanzania and United Kingdom. 2)Analyze the licensing regime procedure which as the tool of regulators authorities. 3)Examining how the United Republic of Tanzania telecommunication Regime creates loopholes to override or hinder telecommunication need. 4)Be submitted as a partial requirement for acquisition of LL.M degrees The dissertation was carried out mostly in library and partially through field work. The writer was able to visit different literatures on area of telecommunication particularly on acquisition of licensees, literature visited are categorically books, papers and journals, electronic materials as well as the pieces of legislation and international instruments. . The special focus was paid on the case study namely the United Republic of Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The major findings of this study are that although both countries are issuing licenses to different telecommunication service providers, United Kingdom has gone further, where by the regulator has allowed the general authorization, it has also found that, Office of Communication (Ofcom) is stronger compared to the Tanzania Communication Regulation Authority (TCRA). The Study has also revealed different factors, which contribute the extent of strength and weakness of licensing authority. The results of this dissertation will have important practical implications for those entrusted with the responsibility of licensing in the first place, to the government of both United Kingdom and United Republic of Tanzania, to those who studies courses of information technology and telecommunication or course of such nature, to the general public who would want to enhance their knowledge on acquisition of licenses. Clearly, a careful method for public awareness campaign on acquisition of license particularly in The United Republic of Tanzania should be identified and chosen after thorough understanding of the meaning of Regulating Authority, licenses and the Law governing both licenses, telecommunication service providers and the licensing authority.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 12:45
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 13:25
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/243

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