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Bridget mphatso linzie crasa acting executive secretary workshop on guidelines on universal access

THE ROAD TOWARDS HARMONISATION OF ACCESS/SERVICE TO ICT – LESSONS LEARNT

Bridget Mphatso Linzie, CRASA Acting Executive Secretary

Workshop on Guidelines on Universal Access/Service

Gabon

21 June 2012


Contents

CONTENTS

  • Background to CRASA

  • ToRs for ToolKit Development

  • Process in Development of Toolkit

  • Status of UA/S Programs in SADC

  • Lessons learnt


Background

BACKGROUND

  • Established in year 1997 under the Article 10.7 (b) of the SADC Protocol on TCM

  • A consultative body to deal with the harmonisation of ICT regulatory framework in SADC

  • Merged with SAPRA in June 2011 ( Ministerial directive) and current focus in harmonisation of postal and ICTs regulatory frameworks (maximisation of value and benefits of a converged policy and regulatory environment)

Apart from Madagascar and Seychelles


Background1

BACKGROUND

  • Enhance regulation and promote regulatory framework harmonisation in SADC

    • Promote investment in the sector

    • Promote regional integration (Merge the small national ICT and Postal markets to relatively larger ones and enable firms to exploit the achieved economies of scale)

    • Promote universal network development and universal access to postal and ICT services;

  • Promote the adoption of best practices, exchange of ideas and information and expertise

  • Act as a common voice for SADC Postal and ICT regulators on international arena (credibility, visibility and better negotiating outcomes at the international fora)


Tors for development of sadc uas toolkit

ToRs for Development of SADC UAS Toolkit


Tors for development of sadc uas toolkit1

ToRs for Development of SADC UAS Toolkit


Processes

Processes


Processes1

Processes


Outcome

OUTCOME

  • Old SADC UAS Definition

    • Provision of basic telecommunications services and internet

  • New SADC UAS Definition

    • services beyond fixed and mobile voice are included, which could include Internet, broadband and broadcasting


Current status

CURRENT STATUS


Lessons learnt

Lessons Learnt

  • Definition of Universal Service/Access must be rooted in realities of local experiences, circumstances and diversities

  • Definition of Universal service/access revolutionise with time

  • Need for innovation and creativity in identification of service to be under USAF:

    • mobile ICTs have taken over the Fixed ICTs in provision of Universal Access

    • Need to consider addition of new services (Broadband/Digital Broadcasting)


Lessons learnt1

Lessons Learnt

  • Monitoring mechanism critical

  • Multi stakeholder approach vital

  • Learn but do not copy, Africa needs to find African-driven solutions to Universal Access


Bridget mphatso linzie crasa acting executive secretary workshop on guidelines on universal access

Gaborone International Finance Park

Plot 122, Unit 1G

P.O. Box AD 135 ADD

Gaborone, Botswana

Tel: + 267 31584668

Fax: +267 3181171

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.crasa.org


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