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.



Six degrees of sharing

Past editions of ITU’s Trends in Telecommunication Reform have explored key regulatory issues such as interconnection, universal access and licensing of domestic service provision. These issues can be seen as making up a first wave of regulatory reform that has been vital to growing the ICT sector in developing countries. This edition, however, addresses a newer, second wave of regulatory reforms designed to promote widespread, affordable broadband access.


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