The impact of liberalisation on the provision of Universal Service and on the Extension of service to rural areas

countries: worldwide
key-subject: due diligence, telecommunications, ICT
client-type: financial institution

In this World Bank funded initiative, Intelecon produced a major report and three Viewpoint articles that were based on an examination of 18 international case studies. The project assessed each country's progress towards achieving a liberalized environment, and the impact this had had on achieving universal service / access.

The three viewpoints were:

  • Viewpoint 1: The Impact of liberalization on universal service and rural service provision: looking at the evidence
  • Viewpoint 2: Mobile operators' contribution to universal service and public access
  • Viewpoint 3: Rural telecommunications development in a liberalizing environment: An update on Universal Access Funds