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Purpose – This paper aims to examine whether mobiles are replacing the use of public access telephones (mobile or fixed) in Africa. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses data from nationally representative household surveys from 17 African countries to explain public phone usage....
Purpose – This paper's main purpose is to deepen the general understanding regarding copyright exceptions and limitations as an important balancing tool of copyright law, particularly for developing countries in Africa. It seeks to address the problematic interplay between copyright exceptions...
Purpose – The paper aims to identify issues in broadcasting and telecommunications regulation and law arising from technological convergence and to suggest a new framework for an integrated approach to policy and regulation. Design/methodology/approach – A set of South African laws,...
Purpose – This paper aims to explore the extent to which low‐income migrant workers in emerging Asia are aware of and are likely to use mobile phones for remitting money to family members at home. Design/methodology/approach – Data were obtained through a survey of 1,500+ local and overseas...
Purpose – Information communication technologies (ICTs) are widely seen as having the potential to contribute positively to economic growth and development and to improve the livelihoods and quality of life of individuals and households and yet access to ICTs and usage of them remains highly...
Purpose – Usage of internet and mobile phones has promoted and sometimes hindered various aspects of development bringing radical changes to Kenyan households in the last couple of years. The rapid spread of mobile phones, mobile broadband and internet usage at the household level has increased...
Purpose – This paper seeks to contribute to the debate about the regulation of termination rates in the context of Africa. Design/methodology/approach – The methodology is based on analysis of secondary data and a case study of a regulatory intervention in Namibia and its impact. Findings –...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the conditions that enabled the end of roaming charges in East Africa in 2006, achieving in weeks what European regulators had struggled with for nearly a decade. To do so it aims to explore the factors that drove marginalized operator Zain...
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