Does a National Broadband Plan Matter? A Comparative Analysis of Broadband Plans in Hong Kong and Singapore
CPRafrica 2012/CPRsouth7 Conference, Port Louis, Mauritius, September 5-7, 2012
15 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2016
Date Written: 2012
This present study examines 2 approaches to broadband policymaking as adopted by Singapore and Hong Kong. The relative success of these two countries provides a good study of contrast. Singapore and Hong Kong have been successful in rolling out broadband but both show contrast when it comes to the approach they used-Hong Kong by adopting a light touch regulation approach and Singapore by subsidizing the roll out of the network and introducing a broadband plan. Through the systematic review of broadband plans of the 2 countries, it is shown that Hong Kong’s light handed approach can be a viable alternative for other countries thinking over their own broadband plans.
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