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FURTHER LIBERALISATION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY IN BOTSWANA. Claes Rosvall rosvall@cats-net.com. FURTHER LIBERALISATION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY IN BOTSWANA. AGENDA BOTSWANA’S TELCOMMUNICATIONS POLICY OF 1995 SETTING UP OF BTA POLICY REVIEW

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Further liberalisation of the telecommunications industry in botswana

FURTHER LIBERALISATION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY IN BOTSWANA

  • Claes Rosvall

  • rosvall@cats-net.com

Claes Rosvall – rosvall@cats-net.com


Further liberalisation of the telecommunications industry in botswana1

FURTHER LIBERALISATION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY IN BOTSWANA

  • AGENDA

    • BOTSWANA’S TELCOMMUNICATIONS POLICY OF 1995

    • SETTING UP OF BTA

    • POLICY REVIEW

    • EXPERIENCE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

    • CONCLUSIONS

Claes Rosvall – rosvall@cats-net.com


Botswana s telecommunications policy of 1995

BOTSWANA’S TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY OF 1995

  • Country wide consultations

  • Outcome of the consultations

    • Rejection of phased liberalisation

    • Rejection of development fund

Claes Rosvall – rosvall@cats-net.com


Setting up of bta

SETTING UP OF BTA

  • Why do we need a regulator?

    • Imbalance between stakeholders

  • Strong mandate a prerequisite

Claes Rosvall – rosvall@cats-net.com


Policy review

POLICY REVIEW

  • Introduction of CompetitionPARTIALLY

  • Expansion and diversification of servicesYES

  • Participation of the private sectorYES

  • Transparency in decision makingYES

  • Protection of consumersPARTIALLY

  • Prediction of market developmentNO

  • Reduction of tariffsPARTIALLY

Claes Rosvall – rosvall@cats-net.com


Policy review cont

POLICY REVIEW – cont.

  • 19952005Estimated

  • Fixed lines45 000120 000140 000

  • Mobile0500 000+ 90 000

  • ISP010+0

Claes Rosvall – rosvall@cats-net.com


Experience from other countries

EXPERIENCE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

  • Tanzania

    • Privatisation of incumbent (TTCL) in 2001

    • Exclusivity period of 4 years

    • Roll out obligations 800 000+

    • Strategic investor bought 35% for USD 120M

    • Mobile licence

  • 2005

    • 150 000 lines (down from 250 000 year 2001)

    • Mobile operations 500 000+

Claes Rosvall – rosvall@cats-net.com


Conclusions

CONCLUSIONS

  • No substitute for competition

  • Political interference detrimental to the industry

  • Promotion vs. Policing

  • Prediction of market development futile

  • Strengthening of consumers

  • Universal access

Claes Rosvall – rosvall@cats-net.com


Thank you

THANK YOU!

  • Claes Rosvall

  • rosvall@cats-net.com

Claes Rosvall – rosvall@cats-net.com


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