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Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition

The Liberalisation of the Telecommunications Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa and Fostering Competition in Telecommunications Services Markets

An Analysis of the Regulatory Framework in Uganda

Authors: Alemu, Rachel

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  • Offers insights into the telecommunications market in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Explains the miraculous transformation of the telecommunications sector in the region despite the overall lag in uptake of technology in other sectors
  • Provides an in-depth analysis of the key regulatory aspects critical for fostering sustainable competition in the telecommunications sector
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This study investigates whether the existing regulatory framework governing the telecommunications sector in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa effectively deals with emerging competition-related concerns in the liberalised sector. Using Uganda as a case study, it analyses the relevant provisions of the law governing competition in the telecommunications sector, and presents three key findings: Firstly, while there is comprehensive legislation on interconnection and spectrum management, inefficient enforcement of the legislation has perpetuated concerns surrounding spectrum scarcity and interconnection. Secondly, the legislative framework governing anti-competitive behaviour, though in line with the established principles of competition law, is not sufficient. Specifically, the framework is not equipped to govern the conduct of multinational telecommunications groups that have a strong presence in the telecommunications sector. Major factors hampering efficient competition regulation include Uganda’s sole reliance on sector-specific competition rules, restricted available remedies, and a regulator with limited experience of enforcing competition legislation. The weaknesses in the framework strongly suggest the need to adopt an economy-wide competition law. Lastly, wireless technology is the main means through which the population in Uganda accesses telecommunications services. Greater emphasis should be placed on regulating conduct in the wireless communications markets.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    Alemu, Rachel

  • Competition and Regulation of the Telecommunications Sector

    Pages 17-32

    Alemu, Rachel

  • Liberalisation of the Telecommunications Sector: From Public Monopoly to Competitive Telecommunications Markets

    Pages 33-55

    Alemu, Rachel

  • Regulating Anti-Competitive Conduct in the Telecommunications Market in Uganda

    Pages 57-162

    Alemu, Rachel

  • Foreign Direct Investment in Telecommunications Sector and Regulation of Anti-Competitive Behaviour: The Specific Case of Cross-Border Mergers

    Pages 163-210

    Alemu, Rachel

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-55318-3
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Hardcover $169.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Liberalisation of the Telecommunications Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa and Fostering Competition in Telecommunications Services Markets
Book Subtitle
An Analysis of the Regulatory Framework in Uganda
Authors
Series Title
Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-55318-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-55318-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-55317-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-57229-0
Series ISSN
2199-7462
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 389
Number of Illustrations
13 illustrations in colour
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