IRASS Newsletter: Regulations in Small Island Nations
In this issue of Incyte’s quarterly newsletter, we look at:
Universal service policy. Dr Jim Holmes argues that the necessary shift in universal service policy to a national all-of-Government approach could in some ways be easier in small island nations, but there remain significant challenges of scale and scope.
Setting reasonable cost-based prices. David Rogerson applies the economic theory of the “resource curse” to explain how the pricing of telecommunications services in small island nations needs to be carefully handled to create long-term economic growth.
Building and maintaining network resilience. At a time when Tonga has suffered a communications failure following a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami, Harm Aben considers how small island nations can best build resilience into their communications infrastructure planning and discusses disaster recovery efforts to support telecommunications networks.