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8th Forum on Telecommunications /ICT Regulation in Africa (FTRA-2007)
“INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING”
 Nairobi, Kenya 6 – 7 June 2007

We are pleased to announce the eighth Forum on Telecommunications/ICT Regulation in Africa (FTRA-2007), organized by the Telecommunications Bureau (BDT) in collaboration with the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK).The Forum will be held in Nairobi, Republic of Kenya from 6 to 7 June 2007 and will be chaired by, Eng. John Waweru, the Director General, CCK.

INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING: Africa is one of continents where countries are still working on the roll out of basic infrastructure, including the Telecommunications and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Various utilities and various Telecommunications and ICT Operators in particular, are running parallel infrastructure that if shared could have reduced the costs; duplications and wasting of scarce resource. Further by sharing some infrastructure we could minimize the negative impact in our environment!

Can Policy Makers and Regulators Promote Infrastructure Sharing without jeopardizing the competition and the benefits to consumers? Would the Sharing of Infrastructure minimize the impact on the environment? What are the issues to be looked at when considering the infrastructure sharing and what are the long term implications? These and other topic will be introduced in the discussion paper being prepared by the ITU/BDT for discussion in the Forum.

The Forum will be preceded in the same venue by the Public and Private Partnership Forum (PPPF-2007) from 4 to 5 June 2007, providing the opportunity for the participants to meet formally and informally the representatives from the Private Sector, Policy Makers and Regulators.

 

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