Telecommunications in Small Island Developing States
University of Witwatersrand, LINK Centre; University of Namur, CRIDS
August 15, 2009
SIDS are a diverse group of nations, which have struggled to ensure a place in the information society, because of the high cost of international links and the difficulties of achieving competition which continental countries take for granted. Market entry is problematic for lack of economies of scale. It is difficult to sustain both competition and regulatory authorities. It may not be sensible to deploy people in regulatory functions, rather than in more economically beneficial roles. It has resulted in unconventional strategies, because of their smallness.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: telecommunications, micro-states, least developed countries, SIDS
JEL Classification: L96, O18, 020, O38, O56working papers series
Date posted: November 8, 2009 ; Last revised: February 12, 2010
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