|The Arab Book contains guidelines and recommendations for governments of the Arab region embarking on reform of their telecommunication sector. It was elaborated with the active participation of experts from the region's administrations. This second edition acknowledges the important changes that have affected the sector since 1996, year of the publication of the first edition. Since that date, following Jordan's example, eight other countries in the region have established a regulatory authority independent from the incumbent operator. Five of these countries have, in addition, introduced competition in an important segment of their telecommunication market.|
In addition to the themes presented in the previous edition, the reader will find a summary of the experience of Egypt, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Sudan in the area of sector reform, and a new chapter devoted to recent development of the Internet.