This a new section within the a4ai.org site for a library of case studies around telecommunications policy as a publicly-available reference.
With effective national broadband plans and strategic use of its USAF, Malaysia has boosted internet penetration and affordability for its citizens.
Argentina helps to bridge the country’s digital divide by establishing licenses for community networks in rural, remote and other vulnerable areas.
Cambodia, one of the poorest countries to reach the 1 for 2 standard, has seen mobile broadband affordability nearly double from 2015 through robust market competition and a welcoming regulatory environment.
In 2017, the Colombian government removed the value-added tax (VAT) on low-cost handsets and laptops – making internet-capable devices more affordable for millions.
Through a series of strategic broadband policies, starting with Vive Digital in 2010, Colombia has had tremendous success in harnessing ICT for economic development.
The USAF takes an inclusive approach to help deliver ICT access to women in rural communities and narrow the digital gender gap.
The Technology for Economic Development (Tech4ED) project – with over 2,200 public access centres since 2015 – helps provide ICT connectivity to thousands across the Philippines.
Rwanda narrowed its digital divide with the establishment of and successful intervention by its USAF.
The South African regulator delivers on pro-consumer regulations as it engages with popular campaigns in the telecommunications sector.
A cross-sectoral partnership helps finance an undersea submarine cable in Vanuatu to completely transform internet access and affordability for its residents across a wide archipelago.
Despite multiple, complex challenges to extend internet access, Bolivia pursued an ambitious policy of digital inclusion that focused on connecting rural areas.
As Brazil prepared to host the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, its telecommunications regulator and competition authority took steps to expand network coverage throughout the country.
The race to bring high-speed internet connections to West Africa receives a boost from private sector competition to deploy submarine cables and break a monopoly.
With thousands unconnected and a stubborn digital divide, the county’s CR Digital Plan is working to change this as it strives towards universal access.
The elimination of taxes on handset purchases helped make internet connectivity more affordable for millions.
In India, participatory processes are an integral component for the regulator to develop the telecommunications sector and ensure that actions respond to the needs of all citizens.
After identifying unassigned spectrum in the 850MHz band, Mexico seized an opportunity to democratize a public good and increase the number of citizens with internet access.After identifying unassigned spectrum in the 850MHz band, Mexico seized an opportunity to democratize a public good and increase the number of citizens with internet access.
Uganda addressed years-long delays to launch an ambitious plan to lay fiber optic backbone infrastructure throughout its entire territory and improve citizen access to government services.
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