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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

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


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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


Undertaking dso process in cameroon4
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


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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


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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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Undertaking DSO process in Cameroon

Merci !

jbezzina@worldbank.org