International Telephone Calls and the Regulatory Environment in COMESA
32 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2016
Date Written: April 30, 2016
Using telephone call data assembled from a number of African countries, a model is employed to estimate the role of the regulatory environment as defined by the ITU. The GMM models predict that the absolute size of the impact of regulatory improvements on outgoing call volumes is probably larger than that of prices. The paper concludes with suggestions to regulatory arms within the COMESA region for improvements.
Keywords: TDM, COMESA, GMM
JEL Classification: C23, F14, F22
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