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Djibouti - Telecommunications and ICT Diagnosis and Advocacy Policy Note : Mitigating the Opportunity Cost of Status Quo

ACCESS TO THE INTERNET ACTION PLAN ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ADSL ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY AUCTION BACKBONE BANDWIDTH BEST PRACTICES BOTTLENECKS BROADBAND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS PROCESS BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING BUSINESS REGULATIONS BUSINESSES CALL CENTERS COMMERCE COMMON MARKET COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES COMPETITIVE MARKET CONGESTION CONNECTIVITY CONSUMER SURPLUS COUNTRY TO COUNTRY CRITICAL MASS CROSS SUBSIDIES CUSTOMER SERVICE DEBT DEBT SERVICE DECISION-MAKING DEVELOPED COUNTRIES DIGITAL AGE DIRECT ACCESS DOMAIN DRIVING E-GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC ASSET ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC VALUE EMERGING MARKET ENVIRONMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENTS FIXED COST FOREIGN INVESTMENT FREE TRADE FREE ZONES GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH RATE HARMONIZATION HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES ICT IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES IMPROVEMENT OF CAPACITY INCOME INDUSTRY STANDARDS INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS INFRASTRUCTURES INSTALLATION INSTITUTION INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICE INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES INTERNATIONAL GATEWAYS INVESTMENT CLIMATE ISP ISPS JOINT VENTURE JURISDICTION LABOR FORCE LEGAL FRAMEWORK LICENSE LICENSE FEES LICENSES MARKET DEVELOPMENT MARKET DEVELOPMENTS MARKET LIBERALIZATION MARKET SEGMENTS MARKET STRUCTURE MARKETING MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES MOBILE NETWORK MOBILE PHONE MOBILE PHONE SUBSCRIBERS MOBILE PHONES MOBILE SERVICE MOBILE SERVICES MOBILE TELEPHONY MOBILE USERS MONOPOLISTIC BEHAVIOR MONOPOLY NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCES NETWORKS NEW TECHNOLOGY NUMBER OF USERS OIL OPEN ACCESS OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY OPPORTUNITY COSTS OUTSOURCING PENETRATION RATE POLICY MAKERS POLITICAL WILL PORT FACILITIES POSTAL SERVICES PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRIVATE INVESTMENTS PRIVATIZATION PRODUCTIVITY PROFIT MARGINS PROPERTY RIGHTS PUBLIC GOOD QUALITY OF SERVICE QUALITY OF SERVICES RADIO RADIO FREQUENCY RADIO SPECTRUM RADIO TECHNOLOGIES REFORM PROGRAM REGIONAL INTEGRATION REGULATOR REGULATORY AGENCY REGULATORY BODY REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT REGULATORY FRAMEWORK REGULATORY REFORM RESULT ROUTE SUBMARINE CABLES SUPERVISION SUSTAINABLE GROWTH TAX TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TELECOM TELECOM SECTOR TELECOM SERVICES TELECOMMUNICATION TELECOMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE TELECOMMUNICATION SECTOR TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES TELECOMMUNICATIONS TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROJECTS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR TELECOMS TELECOMS CHARGES TELECOMS INDUSTRY TELECOMS OPERATORS TELECOMS SERVICES TELEDENSITY TELEPHONES TELEPHONY SERVICES TIME ZONES TRAFFIC TRANSIT TRANSIT SERVICES TRANSPARENCY TRANSPORT TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRUE TURNOVER USER USERS VOICE MAIL VOIP WAGES WEALTH WEB
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Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa | Djibouti
2013-02-26T23:39:00Z | 2013-02-26T23:39:00Z | 2009-03

This diagnosis and advocacy policy note highlights key issues in the Djiboutian telecommunications sector and suggests possible recommendations for policy and regulatory reform. In Djibouti the sector is fully vertically integrated and the monopolistic position of Djibouti Telecom on the whole market drives the telecommunication sector to global inefficiencies, impacting the whole social welfare. The note identifies the key operational, regulatory and policy challenges and argues that, in persisting with those identified bottlenecks the country would simply trigger a fiscal and economic opportunity cost expected to dramatically impede the development of the sector, and jeopardize the expected developmental impacts of major infrastructure projects currently initiated. Strategic and Policy recommendations to mitigate the opportunity cost of status quo are eventually proposed. Among the reforms proposed were proposing choices the reform could take, reinforcing the regulatory body of the Ministry of Communication, and creating an IXP and a POP to leverage the impacts of fiber optic projects and make Djibouti an international ICT Gateway.

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