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2003 Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2003

Promoting Universal Access to ICTs. Practical tools for regulators

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The fifth edition of Trends in Telecommunication Reform explores the tools regulators can use to promote universal access/service. The report provides an overview of universal access/service, the role of sector reform, creation and operation of a universal service fund, the role of minimum subsidy auction, how consumer tariffs and interconnection rates affect the viability of rural universal access/service projects, public access strategies including telecentres, and how regulators can foster entrepreneurial solutions to rural access. The report is structured into eight chapters.

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Foreword

We are pleased to present the fifth edition of the International Telecommunication Union’s Trends in Telecommunication Reform. This year’s edition of Trends focuses on practical tools for regulators to promote universal access to information and communication technologies (ICTs).

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