2008 Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2008

Six Degrees of Sharing

image of Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2008

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.



Conclusion: looking to the future

The theme of this edition of Trends in Telecommunication Reform – “Six degrees of sharing” – encapsulates the importance of new market and regulatory strategies that optimize and maximize investment in broadband networks and ICT equipment and services. This is fundamentally a forward-looking perspective – in fact, nearly heroically so, in light of the financial and economic uncertainty that dawned over the globe in September 2008.


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error