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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

Broadband Planning
Community Networks
Evidence-Based Policy-making
Infrastructure & Sharing
Legal & Regulatory Framework
Market Competition
Participatory Processes
Regulator Authority
Spectrum Management
Taxes & Fiscal Policy
Universal Service & Access Funds

Country

Argentina
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Cambodia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Ecuador
Ghana
Global
India
Kenya
Malaysia
Mexico
Myanmar
Namibia
Pakistan
Peru
Phillipines
Rwanda
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Turkey
Uganda
Vanuatu

Region

Africa
Asia
Central America
South America

Stakeholder

Civil Society
Community Networks
Government
Private Sector
Public sector
Regulator
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  • Sharing infrastructure to boost rural access

    Tanzania is undergoing strategic policy reform to encourage competition and innovation and to guide infrastructure sharing in order to expand connectivity to rural areas.

  • Using new sources to measure access

    A lack of gender-disaggregated data is a challenge for closing the digital gender gap, but innovative uses of online advertising data provide an opportunity to fill in gaps and set baselines for progress.

  • Laying the foundations for connectivity

    Côte d’Ivoire’s national backbone network lays the groundwork infrastructure needed to power the digital economy and bridge the nation’s rural-urban digital divide.

  • Opening TV white spaces for access

    The deployment of TV White Space may have important economic and social implications especially for the people living in unserved or underserved rural areas of South Africa.

  • Including consumers in policy-making

    Through participatory policy-making procedures, consumers have been influential in helping to develop the availability, accessibility, and affordability of ICTs in Botswana.

  • Simplifying network licensing

    The decision to introduce a converged licensing framework paved the way for a more competitive telecommunications market and lower prices in Tanzania.

  • Growing demand with skill-building

    Rwanda’s Digital Ambassadors Programme, with 50% representation for women, addresses the challenges of digital literacy in an aim to unlock the transformative powers of technology for all.

  • Spurring rural development with USAF investment

    Rwanda narrowed its digital divide with the establishment of and successful intervention by its USAF.

  • Engaging consumers in market regulations

    The South African regulator delivers on pro-consumer regulations as it engages with popular campaigns in the telecommunications sector.

  • 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.

  • Treating mobile phones as essential for all

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

  • 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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