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Issue 11 • Date Nov. 1994

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  • Telecommunications reforms: options, models, and global challenges

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):28 - 31
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    Telecommunications reforms are gaining momentum around the globe, spurred by technological change as well as a growing urgency to attract financial investment in a sector increasingly recognized as critical for economic growth. Particularly in developing countries, investment in the telecommunications infrastructure is considered a top priority to combat low telephone densities and poor service qu... View full abstract»

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  • The role of telecommunications as a catalyst for qualitative change

    Publication Year: 1994
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    Malta's telecommunications infrastructure is an important source of revenue and employment, and a catalyst for a qualitative change in the nature of the services sector of the economy. Malta's future activities are incorporated in its Business Plan for the period up to 1996. Among the major projects included in this plan are a Malta-Italy high-capacity submarine fiber-optic cable; a satellite Stan... View full abstract»

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  • Liberalization and tariff legislation in Chile

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):34 - 35
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    Chile has experienced important successes, and several serious mistakes, as the country struggles with the telecommunications revolution. Deregulation in Chile began in the late '70s, during which period the subscriber terminal market was opened. This allowed competition in the terminal equipment market. Other substantial steps have included the decision to grant subscribers certain rights on the ... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunications development in Tanzania

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):36 - 37
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    Although the network in Tanzania is still small and in poor condition, progress has been made since the publication of the Missing Link Report in 1984. Despite daunting social and economic obstacles, the country has set a goal of one telephone per hundred people by the year 2000. To accelerate the improvements necessary in the telecommunication sector in Tanzania, the government restructured the s... View full abstract»

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  • Seeking sustained development in the "infrastructure of infrastructures"

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):38 - 39
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    The growth and expansion of the telecommunications infrastructure has been given impetus through the vision articulated in the Philippines 2000 plan, with the stated goal to attain status as a newly industrialized country by the year 2000. As tangible evidence of the country's commitment to these goals, the government has issued two executive mandates that provide a policy framework and a level pl... View full abstract»

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  • The missing link and Vision 2000 [telecommunication services]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):40 - 41
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    Indonesia recognizes telecommunications as essential for national development and to maintain competitiveness in the global economy. Its goal is a well-developed telecommunications infrastructure that provides high-quality service at affordable rates, easily accessible by everyone-including people in rural areas.<> View full abstract»

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  • Development of telecommunications in Ukraine

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):42 - 43
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    To bring Ukraine's telecommunication sector up to the level required in the modern world, the PTT Ministry of Ukraine has developed a National Telecommunication Development Program that details development activities through the year 2005. Among the goals specified in the development program are several activities to be completed by 1996: completion of the construction of modern digital trunk tele... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunications in Brazil: the role of the private sector

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):44 - 45
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    Private investors are not currently active in Brazil's public service networks, but there are opportunities for the participation of private capital in many other niches of the telecommunications field. At this moment the Brazilian Administration cannot accept the participation of private investors in the public service networks and that studies will be carried out only after the Congress approves... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunications' role in national development in Ghana

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):46 - 47
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    Ghana has recognized the need for efficient and reliable telecommunication services. The widespread availability of these services will promote the nation's economic advancement and the decentralization of the government's activities. To achieve the objective of bringing telecommunications to all the people of Ghana, private sector participation is considered essential as a source of management sk... View full abstract»

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  • The ITU's role in the restructuring revolution

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):48 - 49
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    The ITU recognizes a twofold mission: to monitor regulatory policy changes and technological developments to be in a position to advise members; and to link restructuring changes to overall basic telecommunication development needs. The fundamental goal of the international community in this sector is to achieve universal access to basic telecommunications services. In this context, restructuring ... View full abstract»

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  • Telecommunications sector reform

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):50 - 52
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    Once a government is persuaded that encouraging new service suppliers is more likely to close the gap between demand and supply than maintaining the status quo, hard choices must be made about where to start and how to proceed. By and large, governments should adopt a "serve it or lose it" policy to require carriers to meet the paid demand for new service within a given time or face the prospect o... View full abstract»

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  • Network planning for third-generation mobile radio systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):54 - 59
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    The success of UMTS relies not only on the development of a flexible air interface, efficient coding techniques, and handset technology; it is equally important to design a system that can support the underlying technology and to interface with other networks.<> View full abstract»

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  • UMTS integrated with B-ISDN

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):60 - 65
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    Since, by the turn of the century, a mobile terminal will be involved in 50 percent of all calls, it is critical that the integration of the fixed and mobile telecommunication systems succeeds. This will require that B-ISDN support some features necessary to provide mobility services to the users. In the scenario discussed in the present article, the UMTS base stations are connected to a B-ISDN lo... View full abstract»

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