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A4AI Good Practices Database

This a new section within the a4ai.org site for a library of case studies around telecommunications policy as a publicly-available reference.

Policy area

Infrastructure & Sharing
Market Competition
Participatory Processes
Regulator Authority
Spectrum Management
Taxes & Fiscal Policy
Universal Service & Access Funds

Country

Bolivia
Brazil
Costa Rica
Ghana
India
Kenya
Mexico
Myanmar
Namibia
Uganda

Region

Africa
Asia
Central America
South America

Stakeholder

Civil Society
Government
Private Sector
Regulator
  • Building the infrastructure for rural connectivity

    Despite multiple, complex challenges to extend internet access, Bolivia pursued an ambitious policy of digital inclusion that focused on connecting rural areas.

  • Sharing infrastructure to expand rural coverage

    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.

  • Expanding international connectivity

    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.

  • Closing the digital divide with universal service leadership

    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.

  • Treating mobile phones as essential for all

    The elimination of taxes on handset purchases helped make internet connectivity more affordable for millions.

  • Encouraging public participation in telecoms regulation

    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.

  • Planning spectrum for all communities

    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.

  • Building affordable backhaul infrastructure

    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.

  • Creating a positive regulatory environment

    By creating an enabling regulatory environment and an empowered regulator that relies on evidence to make its decisions, Namibia has put broadband within reach of nearly three quarters of its population.

  • Pricing spectrum to encourage competition

    Over the past five years, Myanmar officials have priced spectrum with low reserve prices that have boosted private investment in infrastructure development and expanded coverage.

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