March 1990 | NTIA Technical Report TR-90-258

International Value-Added Network Services — An Introduction

Jack Cole

Abstract: This report provides a descriptive overview of the factors affecting the development of international value-added network services (IVANS). The paper first addresses terminology and describes the legal and regulatory environment in the United States and overseas. The paper then focuses on the development and description of value-added network services. The influence of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on international telecommunication services is discussed, followed by an explanation of the relationship between standard and proprietary protocols in the provision of IVANS. Lastly, the paper describes and analyzes the U.S./Japan and U.S./U.K. arrangements affecting international value-added services.

The title page of the report lists Jack Cole as project manager, with the names of Helen A. Shaw and Richard J. O'Rourke, Jr. below Mr. Cole's name.

Note: The report was printed with a number incorrectly designating it as a Technical Memorandum, i.e, TM-90-258. It is an NTIA Report, and its TR number in this index has been inputted correctly.

Keywords: ITU; international regulatory environment; International Telecommunication Union ; international value-added network services; IVANS; regulation; special arrangements; U.S. regulatory environment; value-added network services; VANS; value-added services; VAS

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Ed Drocella, Chief,
Spectrum Engineering and Analysis Division
Office of Spectrum Management
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(202) 482-1652

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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