Technical and Policy Advances in Rural Telecommunications

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dc.contributor.author Westerveld, R.
dc.contributor.author Maitland, C.F.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-28T20:44:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-28T20:44:09Z
dc.date.issued 2002-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Westerveld, R., & Maitland, C.F. (2002). Technical and policy advances in rural telecommunications. The Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC), 3. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19830 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 1607-2235 (print version)
dc.identifier.issn ISSN 2077-5040  (online version)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/19830
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19830
dc.description.abstract Providing access to telecommunications services in rural areas continues to challenge policy makers and telecommunication operators alike. The problem is complex and solutions require an understanding of the technical issues as well as the policy instruments used to create incentives for rural service providers. To that end this article presents a brief overview of both technical and policy innovations in rural telecommunications. Technologies discussed include both wireline and wireless networks while policy instruments are presented as following either an ‘obligation’ or ‘incentive’ strategy.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.title Technical and Policy Advances in Rural Telecommunications en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/19830


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  • SAJIC Issue 3, 2002
    Articles on building network knowledge economies, B2B e-commerce, telecommunications reform and poverty alleviation, evolution of telecommunications policy reforms, technical and policy advances in rural telecommunications, the international ICT and development discourse, convergence regulation

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