Telecommunications in Small Island Developing States

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Ewan Sutherland

University of the Witwatersrand, LINK Centre

Date Written: August 15, 2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords: telecommunications, micro-states, least developed countries, SIDS

JEL Classification: L96, O18, 020, O38, O56

Suggested Citation

Sutherland, Ewan, Telecommunications in Small Island Developing States (August 15, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1469243 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1469243

Ewan Sutherland (Contact Author)

University of the Witwatersrand, LINK Centre ( email )

1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Wits
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000
South Africa

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