Telecommunications Regulatory Implications for International EDI Transactions

Pisciotta, Aileen A., Barker, James H. | January 1, 1992

This article provides a general introduction to various telecommunications regulatory issues that should be included in the “calculus” of domestic and international EDI transactions. Part II places EDI generally within the broader context of telecommunications “value added” services, introducing the operational relationship between EDI and telecommunications networks, and the manner in which EDI services may be influenced by global telecommunications regulatory schemes. Particular emphasis is placed upon the United States as a “case study,” in order to provide a familiar baseline from which to touch upon broader issues attending the international provision of EDI and other value added services.