World Telecommunication Development Report 1998

Universal Access

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The fourth edition of ITU’s annual report on telecommunication trends. This edition has as its theme universal access. The report was specially prepared for the World Telecommunication Development Conference in March 1998. The World Telecommunication Indicators are also included.



Supplying Access

To an economist, most complex issues can be reduced to a simple equation of supply and demand. In the telecommunications sector, economists have rarely had to worry about demand because, as demonstrated in chapter two, it is abundant. Instead, it has been the supply of telecommunication services which has proved problematic.


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