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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.

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Mobile network sharing

Mobile telecommunication services have shown impressive market growth in the last decade. In developing countries, in particular, mobile telephony has played a vital role in making voice service available to parts of the population that never before had access to it. But there is still a lot to be done to enhance mobile service competition and to increase market penetration, especially in rural areas.

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