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Purpose – This paper seeks to identify policy and regulatory bottlenecks that need to be overcome in order to stimulate private sector investment in backbone networks in selected African countries (Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda). Design/methodology/approach – It...
Purpose – This study aims to analyse how the media plays its role in the information communications technology (ICT) debate in a developing country context, by way of analysing the media discourse surrounding the South African Broadband Policy. Design/methodology/approach – The study adopts a...
Purpose – This paper aims to demonstrate that call termination is not one side of a two‐sided market and that a “waterbed effect” does not exist for calling‐party's‐network‐pays (CPNP) markets where mobile termination rates are being reduced towards the cost of an efficient...
Purpose – Use of e‐mail, the internet and mobile phones, collectively referred to as the “new technologies” in this paper, is influenced by various factors in low‐income households. These factors, which range between individual, social, economic, environmental, cultural and knowledge,...
Purpose – This study aims to measure quality of life (QOL) at the individual level in African countries in relation to the accessibility of mobile phones and the internet. QOL is proxied by self‐reported data on household income, participation in decision‐making and productivity, which is...
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