ICT Infrastructure in Emerging Asia: Policy and Regulatory by Rohan Samarajiva, Ayesha Zainudeen

By Rohan Samarajiva, Ayesha Zainudeen

This quantity brings jointly students, practitioners, regulators, and coverage makers to deal with the matter of increasing info and verbal exchange know-how (ICT) connectivity in rising Asia. It centrally engages the frequent declare that expertise on its own self reliant of coverage and regulatory reform can increase entry to ICTs. In doing so, it exhibits that advanced workarounds are attainable, yet that they're considerably much less potent than the perfect coverage and regulatory reforms. Key positive aspects

  • Examines how theoretically optimum recommendations are carried out within the demanding terrain of rising Asia
  • Considers the matter of increasing connectivity from a variety of views: that of the consumer, the operator, the coverage maker, the regulator, and civil society
  • Reports the findings of a state of the art 3,000+ pattern demand-side survey of telecom use on the backside of the pyramid in India and Sri Lanka
  • Gleans classes from 5 Asian nations Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Sri Lanka in accordance with their stories with constructing telecom connectivity
  • Sheds mild on various events and applied sciences, like cellphone use lower than ceasefire in Sri Lanka, wireless in Indonesia, and common carrier legal responsibility in India

This well-structured quantity may be of significant worth to those that desire to enforce coverage and regulatory reforms and increase ongoing reforms.

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While respondents in India seem to be on the whole more satisfied with the prices, and perhaps closer to their desired level of use, Sri Lankan respondents indicated a stronger likelihood of increasing use if prices come down. 10). 10 Changes in Use at the BOP, Should Cost be Halved: Fixed, Public Access, and Mobile WHAT DO USERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID WANT? 57 A closer look at rural respondents, vis-à-vis their urban counterparts, reveals that rural users seem to be, on the whole, more satisfied with costs.

Pdf Zhen-Wei Qiang, C. and Pitt, A. with Ayers, S. (2004). Contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to Growth. World Bank Working Paper No. 24. This page intentionally left blank Section 1 Demand at the Bottom of the Pyramid This page intentionally left blank Introduction WHAT DO USERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID WANT? 33 Demand at the Bottom of the Pyramid I n the time of integrated government owned monopoly or in the ‘bad old days’, the picture regarding demand was very clear: it was there; it was unsatisfied.

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