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.



Workshop on accounting rate reform and cost analysis

As part of the BDT Assistance Programme for developing countries in the Caribbean Region, the first of three workshops was held in Surinam in October 1998. After a review of developments in the Focus Group’s activities, the Workshop’s programme gave equal emphasis to cost assessment and to evaluation of the impact of reduction in settlement rates on developing economies.


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