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1 E-Strategies and ICT Infrastructure Policies and Regulations ITU-WTO Workshop Geneva Dec Mostafa Terrab, infoDev

2 2 1.Past and Present Examples 1.Ethiopia 2.E-Lanka 3.Tunisia 2.Typical Components of an E-Strategy 3.Critical Success Factors in Deploying E-Strategies 4.The I and the E

3 3 Example: Ethiopia Objective: Assist Communities to Improve their Livelihood through the Use of ICT that Facilitate Increased Access to Markets Five Key Components: Enabling a Growth Enhancing Environment for Broadcasting Enable a Public-Private Partnership between Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) and Private Sector Groups Support a Growing Private Sector ICT Business Community Support Successfully Tested Technologies for Targeted, Scalable Interventions Create an Operational Ethiopian ICT Development Authority (EICTDA); and a capable Ethiopian Telecommunications Authority (ETA) and Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA)

4 4 Example: Tunisia Objective: Development of Tunisia's ICT Sector Key Components Assist in the development of an IT strategy, policy, and regulation. Formulate an E-Government Benchmarking, and Strategy Develop E-Government Applications and Online Services Implement a Computer Risk-Prevention Model and, Strengthen E-Security Research and Training Capacity Establish a Data Back-Up Center Establish an ICT Statistical and Economic Analysis Unit Regulatory Capacity Building

5 5 Example: E-Lanka Objective: Establish an effective, citizen-centered and business-friendly government Six key components of the E-Lanka E-Development Strategy: –the ICT Policy, Leadership and Institutional Development Program –the ICT Human Resources Development and Industry Promotion Program –the Tele-Center Development Program –the Reengineering Government Program and –the e-Society Program –the Regional Telecommunications Network

6 6 Typical Components of an E-Strategy Innovation Support (Cyberparks, R&D Facilities etc.) Developing an E-Government Approach and E-Government Network Developing a Cyber – Law Approach (e-Legislation Programmatic Work) Supporting Private Sector Development (Training & Capacity Building, ICT SMEs, Incubators) Infrastructure Development & Policy Reform Support for an Independent ICT Agency

7 7 Foundations Source: BuildingsSource: Building The Regulatory Foundations for Growth in Network Economies William H. Melody, LIRNE.NET Economics of Infrastructures, Delft University of Technologies, The Netherlands

8 8 Twenty Five Blocks of Growth in the New Economy

9 9 Critical Success Factors in Deploying National E-Strategies Information and Communication technology (ICT) infrastructure (the I) is at the heart of successful deployment and sustainability of e-government programs (Deploying e-government programs: the strategic importance of I before E R. Schware and A. Deane World Bank) Institutional Clarity: Mainstreaming ICT in other sectors and governmental coordination Whos in the driver seat? The I or the E?

10 10 Can Telecom Regulators Ignore the E ? The I as Part of the E: Institutional Agendas The I Needs the E: Mainstreaming ICTs in Other Sectors The E as Part of the I: –Technological Trends (NGNs, IP at the Edges of the Network) –Emerging Business Models (Infrastructure/Services, Wholesale/Retail, Re-Sellers/MVNOs/ISPs/Network Integrators) –New Tariff Paradigms (Not-Cost-Driven, Costumer-Value- Driven) –New Regulatory Paradigm?

11 11 A Dynamic Growth Cycle: Investment in Infrastructure and Innovation


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