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Guidelines for the Preparation of National Wireless Broadband Masterplans for the Asia Pacific Region

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These general guidelines provide countries in the Asia-Pacific region the means to develop their own wireless broadband masterplan and the opportunity to explore wireless broadband issues as part of the development of an overall country broadband masterplan. The three main objectives of the wireless broadband masterplan project are to: carry out an assessment of existing policy and regulatory frameworks; assess user demand and take up of wireless broadband applications, content and services in the Asia-Pacific region; and examine key policy and regulatory issues including licensing, spectrum access/interconnection, deployment of new technologies, rollout of obligations, incentive based regulation, infrastructure sharing, universal service obligations.

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Foreword

Ensuring that all the world’s citizens have reliable and affordable access to broadband supported content and services will give rise to massive economic and social benefits. Bridging the final mile in remote and rural areas presents a particular challenge and has been identified as such by the ITU Membership. This high priority is well-reflected in the Regional Initiatives for Asia Pacific established at WTDC-10.

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