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An evaluation of open access broadband netwoks in Africa: The cases of Nigeria and South Africa

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- Enablers
- Trends

- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): ResearchICTAfrica

Challenge:Nigeria and South Africa - adopted broadband policies and plans in 2013, to much international acclaim. Implementation in these two countries has stalled;In Nigeria,the wholesale bandwidth market is neither transparent nor as competitive as retail data services. Significant market and policy gaps remain. Enabler: Both countriesidentified open access as an instrument to drive broadband penetration. South Africa Ministry declared its intention for all spectrums, including those already assigned to operators, in the longer term to become part of the open access wireless network.


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