Impact of liberalisation on universal service and rural telecommunications provision – 4 Asian countries, 7 Latin American countries, 5 African countries, 2 CEE countries

countries: Malaysia, Philippines, India, Thailand, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, South Africa, Morocco, Botswana, Uganda, Ghana, Hungary, Poland
key-subject: privatisation, liberalisation, universal access, universal service
client-type: government, financial institution

The World Bank engaged the services of Intelecon to assess the various privatisation and liberalisation models used in several emerging markets over the past decade. Special attention was placed on the models’ approaches to universal services and expansion of rural services.

From its analysis, Intelecon provided the World Bank with a road map on how the various models have performed and on how various features of these models could be applied in other countries approaching privatisation and liberalisation, in particular, Morocco.