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Collaborative regulation case study Moldova

Collaborative regulation case study Moldova

With its ups and downs, the Republic of Moldova has experienced an expansion of the economy by an average of 4.6 per cent annually over the past 20 years.1 The global pandemic, however, has left a significant mark – the gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 7.0 per cent in 2020 and affected most sectors of the economy. According to a study by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the economic losses of the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 affected some countries more than others. Countries with better broadband infrastructure and with broad use of ICTs among the population were able to…

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World Bank Background Paper – Policy Choices Can Help Keep 4G and 5G Universal Broadband Affordable

World Bank Background Paper – Policy Choices Can Help Keep 4G and 5G Universal Broadband Affordable

The United Nations Broadband Commission has commit-ted the international community to accelerate universal broadband, but the cost of meeting these objectives in the context of rapid technological change are not well under-stood. Using scenario analysis, this paper compares the global cost-effectiveness of different infrastructure strategies for the developing world to achieve universal 4G or 5G mobile broadband. Utilizing remote sensing and demand forecasting, least-cost network designs are developed for eight representative low- and middle-income countries (Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Pakistan, Albania, Peru, and Mexico), which provide the basis for aggregation to the global level. The cost of meeting UN Broadband…

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The impact of policies, regulation, and institutions on ICT sector performance

The impact of policies, regulation, and institutions on ICT sector performance

This study shows that ICT regulation has had a measurable impact on the growth of global ICT markets over the past decade. The analysis uses econometric modelling to pinpoint the impact of the regulatory and institutional frameworks on the performance of the ICT sector and its contribution to national economies. The modelling has allowed to capture fresh insights backed by authoritative data on the evolution of ICT regulation since 2007, the ICT Regulatory Tracker, and a global dataset on ICT markets economics. The new analysis points to regulatory features that can have a multiplier effect on ICT markets and consumer…

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Collaborative regulation case study Romania

Collaborative regulation case study Romania

After recovering from the worldwide financial crisis of 2008, Romania demonstrated stable economic growth for almost a decade it experienced the expansion of its economy by an average of 3.9 per cent annually during the period from 2011 to 2019.1 The global pandemic of 2020, however, pushed the country into recession the Romanian economy has contracted by 3.9 per cent. The strength of its recovery will depend on many factors. According to a study by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), countries with better broadband infrastructure and with broad use of ICTs among the population were able to mitigate part of…

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Collaborative regulation case study Moldova

Collaborative regulation case study Moldova

With its ups and downs, the Republic of Moldova has experienced an expansion of the economy by an average of 4.6 per cent annually over the past 20 years.1 The global pandemic, however, has left a significant mark the gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 7.0 per cent in 2020 and affected most sectors of the economy. According to a study by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the economic losses of the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 affected some countries more than others. Countries with better broadband infrastructure and with broad use of ICTs among the population were able to mitigate…

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ITU-D Question 1/1 Strategies and policies for the deployment of broadband in developing countries

ITU-D Question 1/1 Strategies and policies for the deployment of broadband in developing countries

This report is the culmination of the work completed under Question 1/1 entrusted to Study Group 1 of the ITU Telecommunications Development Sector (ITU-D), which examines strategies and policies for the deployment of broadband in developing countries. The report includes country experiences and best-practice guidelines to promote affordable broadband networks; strategies to stimulate investment in broadband networks; information on methods of broadband infrastructure deployment; overview of basic principles of transition from narrowband to high-speed, high-quality broadband networks; case studies associated with operational and technical issues of deploying broadband networks; examples of removing practical and regulatory barriers to broadband infrastructure deployment;…

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ITU-D Question 4/1 Economic policies and methods for determining the costs of services related to national telecommunication/ICT networks

ITU-D Question 4/1 Economic policies and methods for determining the costs of services related to national telecommunication/ICT networks

The present Report on Question 4/1 (Economic policies and methods of determining the costs of services related to national telecommunication/ICT networks) for the ITU-D study period 2018-2021 expands upon those studies, sharing the different country and business experiences in the field of national telecommunication/ICT economic policies and regulations, taking into account the studies being conducted in ITU-R Study Group 1 (Spectrum management) and ITU-T Study Group 3 (Tariff and accounting principles and international telecommunication/ICT economic and policy issues). The report examines: new charging methods (or models, if applicable) for services provided over NGN network; different models for infrastructure sharing, including…

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Collaborative regulation case study Romania

Collaborative regulation case study Romania

After recovering from the worldwide financial crisis of 2008, Romania demonstrated stable economic growth for almost a decade it experienced the expansion of its economy by an average of 3.9 per cent annually during the period from 2011 to 2019.1 The global pandemic of 2020, however, pushed the country into recession the Romanian economy has contracted by 3.9 per cent. The strength of its recovery will depend on many factors. According to a study by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), countries with better broadband infrastructure and with broad use of ICTs among the population were able to mitigate part of…

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The economic contribution of broadband, digitization, and ICT regulation Econometric modelling for the Arab States region

The economic contribution of broadband, digitization, and ICT regulation Econometric modelling for the Arab States region

The transformative power of digital technologies and connectivity is empowering people, creating an environment that nurtures innovation, and is triggering positive change in business processes and in the global economy. The recent ITU global study on the economic contribution of broadband, digitization and ICT regulation provided a global econometric analysis of robust and reliable data resources to measure the impact of fixed and mobile broadband and digital transformation on the economy as a whole. It also analysed the impact of institutional and regulatory variables to the development of the digital ecosystem. Based on the data and analysis to measure the…

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The economic contribution of broadband, digitization and ICT regulation: Econometric modelling for the ITU Europe region

The economic contribution of broadband, digitization and ICT regulation: Econometric modelling for the ITU Europe region

This study focuses on the impact of broadband, digital transformation and policy and regulatory frameworks on the growth of markets for digital services in the Europe region. It provides evidence of the importance of regulatory and institutional variables in driving digital growth and further illustrates how broadband technologies combined with effective ICT regulation can positively impact the growth of national economies and prosperity. The outcomes of this regional study may serve as key reference material to illustrate the impact of fixed and mobile broadband on the economy, where the regions stand in terms of digitization and the impact of digitization…

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