Issues in Telecommunications Development, Volume II

Reforming the International Accounting Rate System. Part I Overview. Part II Case Studies

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On behalf of the ITU, the Telecommunication Development Bureau has taken on the responsibility of assisting countries as they restructure their telecommunication sectors to meet the challenges of globalization and liberalization. Reports from Seminars/Workshops at which developing country representatives reviewed the moves towards international accounting rate reform and a number of papers dealing with cost calculation methodologies are in Part 1, and in Part 2 there are 11 Country Case Studies.



Methodological note on universal service obligations

In the Chairman’s Working Document Rev. 2 (25th August 1998) submitted to the second plenary meeting of the Focus Group, the Chairman proposed some elements of an approach to the issue of Universal Service Obligations (USOs). He indicated that further exchange of views was necessary, and he solicited contributions from Focus Group members so that a revised approach could be elaborated in the next revision of the Chairman’s Working Document.


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