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Why DSO in Africa (really) Matters and How to Handle it? ICT Conference on Broadband Access to all in East Africa Kampala, Uganda 15 – 19 April 2013. Why DSO in Africa (really) Matters and How to Handle it ?. A no-brainer for better or for worse? A Massive One Time Opportunity

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Why DSO in Africa (really) Matters and How to Handle it?

  • ICT Conference on Broadband Access to all in East Africa
  • Kampala, Uganda15 – 19 April 2013
why dso in africa really matters and how to handle it
Why DSO in Africa (really) Matters and How to Handle it?
  • A no-brainer for better or for worse?
    • A Massive One Time Opportunity
    • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • An Agenda To Mitigate Opportunity Cost of the Status Quo
  • Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
    • Step 1 – A Practical Guide
    • Step 2 – A Pilot Project
    • Step 3 – A Strategic Program
a no brainer for better or for worse1
A no-brainer for better or for worse?
  • A Massive One Time Opportunity
    • Better use of broadcasting as knowledge infrastructure
    • More and Faster Broadband Internet
    • DSO, Broadband and Economic Growth
a no brainer for better or for worse2
A no-brainer for better or for worse?
  • A Massive One Time Opportunity
a no brainer for better or for worse3
A no-brainer for better or for worse?
  • A Massive One Time Opportunity
a no brainer for better or for worse4
A no-brainer for better or for worse?
  • A Massive One Time Opportunity
why dso in africa really matters and how to handle it1
Why DSO in Africa (really) Matters and How to Handle it?
  • A no-brainer for better or for worse?
    • A Massive One Time Opportunity
    • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • An Agenda To Mitigate Opportunity Cost of the Status Quo
  • Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
    • Step 1 – A Practical Guide
    • Step 2 – A Pilot Project
    • Step 3 – A Strategic Program
a no brainer for better or for worse5
A no-brainer for better or for worse?
  • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • DSO is costly
a no brainer for better or for worse6
A no-brainer for better or for worse?
  • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • DSO is costly
a no brainer for better or for worse7
A no-brainer for better or for worse?
  • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • DSO is lengthy
a no brainer for better or for worse8
A no-brainer for better or for worse?

SADC Roadmap for Digital Broadcasting

a no brainer for better or for worse10
A no-brainer for better or for worse?
  • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • DSO is almost every member of a society
      • Consumers
      • Broadcasters
      • Wireless Broadband Providers
      • Governments
a no brainer for better or for worse11
A no-brainer for better or for worse?
  • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • Policy and regulatory Issues
      • Licensing process
      • Additional digital channels
      • Spectrum plan
      • Structure, governance and financing of signal carrier
      • A framework for a low-cost set-top box
      • A switchover plan
      • Public awareness body and a campaign
why dso in africa really matters and how to handle it2
Why DSO in Africa (really) Matters and How to Handle it?
  • A no-brainer for better or for worse?
    • A Massive One Time Opportunity
    • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • An Agenda To Mitigate Opportunity Cost of the Status Quo
  • Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
    • Step 1 – A Practical Guide
    • Step 2 – A Pilot Project
    • Step 3 – A Strategic Program
a no brainer for better or for worse12
A no-brainer for better or for worse?
  • An Agenda To Mitigate Opportunity Cost of the Status Quo
    • Avoid Widening of the Digital Divide
    • Avoid Hampering of the efforts to use Broadband
    • Avoid interference and duplication of initiatives
why dso in africa really matters and how to handle it3
Why DSO in Africa (really) Matters and How to Handle it?
  • A no-brainer for better or for worse?
    • A Massive One Time Opportunity
    • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • An Agenda To Mitigate Opportunity Cost of the Status Quo
  • Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
    • Step 1 – A Practical Guide
    • Step 2 – A Pilot Project
    • Step 3 – A Strategic Program
undertaking dso process in cameroon
Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
  • Step 1 – A Practical GuideThe Guide Purpose

• Identify the public benefits of the DSO process

• Offer distilled wisdom from countries – both in Africa and elsewhere

• Identify specific policy choices

• Identify practical activities

undertaking dso process in cameroon1
Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
  • Step 1 – A Practical GuideGuide Outline – Five Modules
undertaking dso process in cameroon2
Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
  • Step 1 – A Practical GuideGuide Outline – Five Modules
why dso in africa really matters and how to handle it4
Why DSO in Africa (really) Matters and How to Handle it?
  • A no-brainer for better or for worse?
    • A Massive One Time Opportunity
    • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • An Agenda To Mitigate Opportunity Cost of the Status Quo
  • Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
    • Step 1 – A Practical Guide
    • Step 2 – A Pilot Project
    • Step 3 – A Strategic Program
undertaking dso process in cameroon3
Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
  • Step 2 – A Pilot Project - eWaste
    • E-waste and health issues
      • Increase the number of devices
      • Old TV sets being shipped out
      • Availability of substandard decoders
      • Broader issues of electromagnetic radiation
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Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
  • Step 2 – A Pilot Project - eWaste
    • Objectives
      • Establishing a working group
      • Developing an environmental management strategy
      • Establishing guidelines and standards
      • Inclusion of relevant guidelines
      • Creating public awareness
      • Establishing a recycling
why dso in africa really matters and how to handle it5
Why DSO in Africa (really) Matters and How to Handle it?
  • A no-brainer for better or for worse?
    • A Massive One Time Opportunity
    • Attached to Considerable Challenges
    • An Agenda To Mitigate Opportunity Cost of the Status Quo
  • Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
    • Step 1 – A Practical Guide
    • Step 2 – A Pilot Project
    • Step 3 – A Strategic Program
undertaking dso process in cameroon5
Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
  • Step 3 – A Strategic Program
    • Component 1 – Enabling Legal and Regulatory Environment

• Spectrum auditing

• Liberalization

• Security and state integrity

• Open access approaches to program production

• Financial modeling and loan support to help implement the signal carrier approach

• Support for local content policies

• Support for the development of policies

undertaking dso process in cameroon6
Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
  • Step 3 – A Strategic Program
    • Component 2 – Mitigating Market Failures

• Invest in subsidy schemes for STBs

• Investment in e-waste programs

• Rural electrification – vital in providing power in the many areas where there is none

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Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon
  • Step 3 – A Strategic Program
    • Supporting Regional Collaboration

• Promotion of best practices for speedy implementation

• Cross border co-ordination

• Setting up of the bodies for devising practical strategies to speed up the DSO process

• National multi-stakeholder consultation processes

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