Options to Increase Access to Telecommunications Services in Rural and Low-Income Areas

Options to Increase Access to Telecommunications Services in Rural and Low-Income Areas

by Arturo Kunigami, Juan Navas-Sabater
     
 

Telecommunications sector policy-makers and regulators have a wide range of instruments available to them that can be used to increase access to telecommunications services in rural and low-income areas. The paper provides a review of these instruments, evaluating them against a set of criteria. It then goes on to identify a number of them that are worthy of further…  See more details below

Overview

Telecommunications sector policy-makers and regulators have a wide range of instruments available to them that can be used to increase access to telecommunications services in rural and low-income areas. The paper provides a review of these instruments, evaluating them against a set of criteria. It then goes on to identify a number of them that are worthy of further consideration by policy-makers and regulators while demonstrating that the effectiveness of the identified instruments can be greatly enhanced by the establishment of a conducive legal, regulatory and institutional framework. The paper concludes by confirming that while no single instrument taken in isolation can provide a full solution to universal access, a mix of the measures identified can be devised to achieve specific policy objectives in a particular country environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821381434
Publisher:
World Bank Publications
Publication date:
11/20/2009
Series:
World Bank Working Papers Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
72
File size:
497 KB

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