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Mobile infrastructure sharing report

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Saturday 15 Nov 2008 | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

Commercial considerations, rather than regulatory mandates, appear to be driving the increasing trend for MNOs to adopt a variety of infrastructure models. Examples of mobile network sharing can be ...

Taxation and the Growth of Mobile Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Thursday 16 Oct 2008 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This report estimates that, between 2000 and 2012, each dollar invested by the mobile industry will result in around $0.80 earned in tax revenues by governments. For the same period more than $70 billion in tax revenue is expected to ...

The Setting of Mobile Termination Rates: Best Practice in Cost Modelling

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Thursday 16 Oct 2008 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource |

This paper serves as a guide to best practice cost modelling and how such modelling should be used to set appropriate prices for terminating calls on operators’ networks. The report sets out some of the key issues that should be ...

Understanding Financial Regulation And How It Works

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Tuesday 1 Jan 2008 | English | Global | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Research | Resource |

Gives an overview of financial regulation AMC/KYC in the context of MMT English

Global Mobile Tax Review 2006-2007

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Tuesday 16 Oct 2007 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource |

This report builds on a 2005 report Tax and the Digital Divide and extends the benchmark of taxes levied on the ownership and use of mobile phones to 101 countries, representing about 85% of the global population. From a sample of 57 ...

MTC Namibia – Case Study

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Sunday 1 Apr 2007 | Case study | Connected Society | English | Namibia | Resource | Rural network coverage | Sub-Saharan Africa |

One of the greatest challenges facing GSM operators in emerging markets is the demand for network expansion in an environment where there is limited or no access to the electricity grid for base station power.

IDEA Cellular India

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Monday 1 Jan 2007 | Connected Society | English | India | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage | South Asia |

A key reason why many regions of the world lack GSM coverage is the limited reach of the electricity grid. In Nigeria for example only 25% of base stations are connected to ‘the grid’ which means Operators have to solve the power issue ...

Universal Access – How Mobile Can Bring Communications to All

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Monday 16 Oct 2006 | Affordability and tax | Connected Society | English | Global | Report | Resource | Rural network coverage |

This report examines how Universal Service Funds are currently meeting their objectives and what role mobile plays in delivering universal service and access. The report makes recommendations that governments regard market forces as ...