The purpose of this page is to provide examples of legal knowledge in certain key areas affecting World Bank operations in the telecommunications sector. These areas are primarily legal and regulatory reform, privatization and related policy aspects. Accordingly, the information contained here is intended to highlight issues in order to assist practitioners in the sector in their assessment and delivery of policy options and performance of World Bank operations. The particular dynamics of each situation will dictate that tailor-made solutions, while benefiting from the experience of international good practice, must be found.
The information presented here, like the sector to which it relates, is evolutionary, and will be continuously updated to reflect good practice and industry and technological developments.
The information presented here is aimed at addressing current trends in the sector affecting telecommunications reform in developing markets as well as discussions of good practice in the areas of telecommunications legal and regulatory reform and privatization.
For more information generally regarding telecommunications and information infrastructure and the World Bank, contact the World Bank's Global Information and Communications Technology (GICT) website.
For more information on development aspects of information and informatics aspects related to telecommunications legal knowledge, contact the World Bank's infoDev website.
Updated as of July 21, 2009