Regulatory independence and wireless market development: A comparative analysis of two African nations

Annemijn F. Van Gorp, Carleen F. Maitland

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Abstract

This study analyzes the nature of regulatory independence and its influence on wireless market development in Tanzania and Botswana. The study finds that the level of regulatory independence is associated with improved market conditions. The research has implications for theories of regulation and market development in low income countries. In particular the Tanzania case suggests that the independence of regulation can have secondary effects such as diversity of technologies and faster transitions to advanced technologies, while the reversal of independence in Botswana highlights the need for greater insights into the under-theorized dynamic nature of regulatory independence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2009 - Proceedings
Pages427-436
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2009 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Apr 17 2009Apr 19 2009

Publication series

Name2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2009 - Proceedings

Other

Other2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2009
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period4/17/094/19/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

Cite this

Van Gorp, A. F., & Maitland, C. F. (2009). Regulatory independence and wireless market development: A comparative analysis of two African nations. In 2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2009 - Proceedings (pp. 427-436). [5426684] (2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2009 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTD.2009.5426684