Telecommunications Reform in Uganda

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Mary M. Shirley

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

F.F. Tusubira

World Bank

Frew A. Gebreab

World Bank

Luke Haggarty

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 2002

Abstract

The paper documents the case of Uganda's telecommunications reform. Uganda is one of only two countries in Africa that decided to privatize telecommunications in a competitive framework by selling a second national operator license.

The authors find that Uganda did not sacrifice significant sales proceeds by choosing competition, but instead gained tremendously in both the speed and scale of investment from its early focus on competition.

This paper - a product of Macroeconomics and Growth, Development Research Group - is part of a larger research program analyzing the effects of regulatory, legal, political, and bureaucratic institutions on telecommunications reform in Africa. The authors may be contacted at mshirley@worldbank.org, fgebreab@worldbank.org, or lhaggarty@worldbank.org.

Suggested Citation

Shirley, Mary M. and Tusubira, F.F. and Gebreab, Frew A. and Haggarty, Luke, Telecommunications Reform in Uganda (June 2002). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2864. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=636227

Mary M. Shirley

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F.F. Tusubira

World Bank

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Frew A. Gebreab

World Bank ( email )

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Luke Haggarty (Contact Author)

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