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Gambia - West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Project (APL-1B) (English)

The development objective of the First Phase of West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Project for Gambia is to increase the geographical reach of broadband networks and reduce costs of communications services in the territory of the Gambia. The project comprises of three components. The first component will support international and regional connectivity. The second component, creating an enabling environment for connectivity will provide support to optimize the governance, ownership, and financing issues related to the operation of the landing station and provision of networks and services emanating from the Africa coast to Europe submarine cable (ACE). The third component, project implementation including contingency will provide support to establish project implementation unit (PIU) and build capacity.

Details

  • Document Date

    2011/05/25

  • Document Type

    Technical Annex

  • Report Number

    T7744

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Gambia, The

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2011/07/15

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Gambia - West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Project (APL-1B)

  • Keywords

    Environmental and Social Management Plan;Construction and Maintenance Agreement;Voice Over Internet Protocol;information and communication technology;economic and financial analysis;high speed internet;legal and regulatory framework;social and economic development;information and communication sector;Risks and Mitigation Measures;project monitoring and evaluation;Policy and Institutional Framework;Environmental and Social Safeguard;international connectivity;capacity building support;access to internet;open access;access to communication;submarine cable;open access regime;public private partnership;public-private partnership;access to ict;international gateway;investment in capacity;fiber optic cable;access to telecommunication;economic growth rate;resources and capacity;basic social service;national poverty line;limited liability company;global financial crisis;private sector management;breach of contract;regional infrastructure development;millennium development goal;economies of scale;trade and investment;movement of good;costs of communication;provision of service;building such capacity;high growth rate;lack of finance;adoption of ict;human resource development;telecommunications and ict;access to broadband;top level domain;schedule of payment;participation by woman;lack of investment;penetration of broadband;private operator;regulatory environment;communications infrastructure;wholesale price;enabling environment;private investment;regulatory capacity;broadband network;bandwidth capacity;international call;regulatory authority;government institution;mobile service;mobile penetration;telecommunications market;Economic Management;institutional context;regulatory instrument;result indicator;retail activity;in-house training;data service;connectivity options;analytical process;regulatory safeguard;Equal Opportunity;concessional financing;regulatory regime;telecommunications operator;membership fee;demand stimulation;improved connectivity;international capacity;telecommunications service;global economy;government commitment;international traffic;public funding;corrective action;direct beneficiaries;business productivity;monitoring progress;international access;tax revenue;license fee;discount rate;cross-border communication;broadband service;enabling conditions;payment mechanism;connectivity agenda;broad ownership;Data Protection;private service;narrowband networks;regulatory function;increasing impact;legal expert;social studies;Public Services;e-government application;rural area;essential services;sustainable capacity;social capital;positive externality;national regulator;take time;creating opportunity;peer-to-peer learning;safeguard issue;regulatory official;regulatory priority;competitive pricing;monitoring activity;infrastructure strategy;global integration;international telecommunication;investment component;business case;fair competition;project risk;education opportunity;operational performance;discriminatory access;environmental study;cost connection;government revenue;labor productivity;global experience;regulatory activity;national policy;telecommunications sector;communication opportunities;regulatory action;catalytic finance;shareholder structure;employment creation;learning opportunity;networked economy;broadband infrastructure;virtual network;infrastructure market;shareholder agreement;communication service;support policy;Labor Market;improved public;legal support;evaluation process;direct disbursement;retroactive financing;institutional strengthening;vulnerable population;productive capacity;communications cost;poverty estimate;economic slowdown;merchandise trade;cotton lint;global trade;Social Protection;economic integration;national agenda;reducing barriers;landlocked country;legal condition;equipment cost;earth station;governance system;government structure;participatory approach;radio links;satellite link;Intra-regional Trade;price range;tertiary institution;human capital;Natural Resources

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Gambia - West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Project (APL-1B) (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/434401468252304879/Gambia-West-Africa-Regional-Communications-Infrastructure-Project-APL-1B