Table 3-2: Jamaica and Brazil - Comparison of Telecommunications Laws in Civil and Common Law System [3.1.3]
Objectives of the Act and Fundamental Principles
Establishment of regulator’s duties and authority
Book III (Organization of Telecommunications Services) Chapter III (interconnection conditions to be established in permit)
Book III, Title II, Chapter 1 (Universalization and Continuity Obligations)
Book IV (Restructuring and Privatization of Federal Telecommunications Companies)
Consumer Protection / Consumer Rights
Part VII (Consumer Protection)
Book I (Fundamental Principles) Book III (Organization of Telecommunications Services) – consumer rights.
International Services rules; rights of carriers and service providers; and services to be treated as voice services.
Part VIII (International Services)
Powers and immunities of carriers and service providers
Part IX (Power and Immunities of Carriers and Service Providers)
Advisory Bodies/Board of Directors
Part XI (Telecommunications Advisory Council)
Book I (Fundamental Principles); Title III (Higher Bodies); Chapter I (The Board of Directors)
Review of administrative decisions; binding nature of regulator's decisions.
Part XII (Reconsideration, establishment of a tribunal and right to appeal)
Book II (The Regulatory Agency and Sectoral Policies); Title IV (Activity and Control)
Part XIII (Enforcement)
Book I (Fundamental Principles); Title II (Authority)
Part XIV (Offences)
Title VI (Sanctions), Chapter 1 (Administrative Actions)
1 Telecommunications Management Group, Inc. (2005).