2000 Americas Telecommunication Indicators 2000

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The report was published to coincide with ITU TELECOM AMERICAS 2000. The report reviews developments in developing countries of the Western Hemisphere (primarily Latin America but also the Caribbean) telecomunication sector. The report includes 60 pages of analysis of trends including privatization, mobile, the Internet, and regulatory and policy issues. Three annexes provide information on privatization, WTO commitments and Universal service policies. Five regional tables covering key telecommunication indicators for the years 1998 or 1999 are included as well as four tables showing the top ten telecommunication operators in Latin America by revenue, main lines, mobile subscribers and international traffic. A directory with names and websites of telecommunication ministries, regulators and operators in the region is also included.



Foreword And Acknolegements

We are pleased to present Americas Telecommunication Indicators 2000, containing an analysis of trends in the telecommunication sector and statistics for the economies of the Western Hemisphere. This is our third indicator publication on the region and is the most comprehensive to date. The report is published to coincide with the ITU’s Americas TELECOM 2000, exhibition and forum, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10-15 April 2000. The purpose of this report is to review developments in the region’s telecommunications sector, broadly defined, and to provide a comprehensive and comparable set of telecommunication indicators, comprising the latest available data.


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