|Galpaya, Helani, 2011. Broadband in Sri Lanka: Glass Half Full or Half Empty?. Washington, D.C: infoDev / World Bank.|
September 10, 2011
August 30, 2011
|Anius, Diana, Broadband in St Kitts and Nevis: Strength in Depth. Washington, D.C: infoDev / World Bank.|
St. Kitts and Nevis boasts the highest fixed broadband subscription rates in the Latin American/Caribbean region. This report seeks to understand the challenges and successes of this country's broadband experience.
|Msimang, Mandla, 2011. Broadband in Kenya: Build it and They Will Come. Washington, D.C: infoDev / World Bank.|
This case study, one of seven that contribute to the Broadband Strategies Toolkit, considers the case of broadband in Kenya and the manner in which the country has tackled its capacity challenges. The Kenyan experience has been inspiring but at times imperfect, and exploring this history will yield valuable lessons for other countries.
December 15, 2003
St. Lucia is a member and headquarters of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority. ECTEL has been instrumental in promoting market liberalization through licensing guidelines and negotiations with the incumbent operator. The entry of multiple mobile operators in all of the ECTEL members-whose five members have a total population in the vicinity of half a million-refutes the historical argument that small market size is a barrier to competition.
June 26, 2003
The country's long-term telecommunication monopoly was identified as a major barrier. The fact that there are different operators for each telecommunication segment (local, mobile, international and Internet) adds to higher pricing. With this market situation Fiji is missing the benefits that a more competitive telecom market would provide such as lower prices, better quality, enhanced innovation and greater customer focus. Fiji's mobile peak time call charges, for example, are among the highest in the world and given the current levels of coverage and tariffs mobile penetration (at around eleven percent) is probably close to saturation. Market liberalization and sector reform are crucial. This was one of the key recommendations yet not implemented until almost four years later. See "Telecommunication deregulation today". Fiji Times Online. January 17, 2008:
"THE deregulation of Fiji's telecommunication industry is expected to take place this morning, reports Pacnews. The official signing of the Settlement Deed between Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited and Fiji's interim Government would be held at the Reserve Bank of Fiji, it has been confirmed. This would result in the deregulation of Fijis telecommunication industry."
Jale Curuki (Ministry of Communications), Vanessa Gray, Josua Turaganivalu (Ministry of Communications) and Michael Minges
May 28, 2003
April 7, 2003
Marcelino Tayob, Selena Issur (National Computer Board), Vanessa Gray and Michael Minges
Here is a local news article about the case study (in French).
April 16, 2002
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Authors (Vanessa Gray, bottom left, Lucy Firth, second from bottom left and Michael Minges, third from top right) with staff of Dengkil Secondary School
October 2, 2000
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February 21, 2000
Unidentified, Tim Kelly, Michael Minges, Godfrey Kibuuka (Ministry of Communications), Walter Brown
Here is a local newspaper article about the study.
January 17, 2000
The team & local counterparts (left to right): Sy Goodman, Dr. Vaidya (NPC), Bhoop Raj Pandey (NTA), unidentified, Michael Minges, unidentified, Larry Press, Tim Kelly.
In addition to the case study, several articles were written:
“Computing at the top of the world.” Communications of the ACM. November 2000.
“Electronic Commerce in Nepal.” On the Internet. March/April 2001.