2008 Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2008

Six Degrees of Sharing

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Many developing countries are preparing for a second wave of regulatory reform designed to enable them to harness the promise of new technologies and participate fully in the information society. This report examines a range of innovative sharing strategies regulators can use to speed up the uptake of ICTs and promote widespread, affordable broadband access. This year's Trends focuses on "Six Degrees of Sharing", examining active and passive infrastructure sharing, open access to international capacity, business sharing, end-user sharing and regulatory sharing.



IPTV and mobile TV: new regulatory challenges for regulators‎

Today, telecommunication providers face a new competitive landscape. Significant competition from alternative fixed operators, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) providers, and mobile operators has decreased their voice revenues and lowered their average revenue per user (ARPU) figures. Telecommunication providers are looking to recapture some of their lost revenues through bundled offerings of voice, video, and data – the so-called tripleplay packages.


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