Category: Telecom Policy

Telecommunications and access issues.

It's a fugazi! Wolf of Wall Street

The 5G Fugazi

Mobile phones and mobile networks are a modern technological miracle that have transformed telecommunications. This is a non-controversial statement. In economically poor countries, mobile phones have effectively replaced legacy copper infrastructure to become the default national telephone network infrastructure. In...

/ 11 May 2020

Why Telcos Must Be Open About Their Infrastructure, And How It Could Connect The Unconnected

The telecommunications sector is worth billions of dollars and increasingly underpins every aspect of our lives, from education to commerce to family life. Yet, there is little public information about the physical infrastructure that carries the information highway. This lack...

/ 28 January 2020
African Telecommunications Infastructure 2019

Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2019

Welcome to the 6th annual review of telecommunications infrastructure development in Africa. This review combines my analysis of the last 12 months as well as links to over 270 articles covering a range of African telecom infrastructure development issues in...

/ 3 January 2020

LocalRating – A Better Approach to Network Neutrality and ZeroRating

It is a little over two years since the Indian communication regulator (TRAI) banned any kind of discriminatory or preferential pricing for internet services India. Credit for this ruling can be attributed to a very public campaign against Facebook’s implementation...

/ 31 July 2019

Spectrum Auctions Are Killing Competition And Failing Rural Access

If you are reading this, you are already within a narrow cross-section of people whose eyes have not rolled up into their heads at seeing the term “spectrum auctions” in a headline. The rules of how wireless spectrum is made...

/ 4 April 2019