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The telecommunication sector in the Palestinian territories : a missed opportunity for economic development (English)

The Palestinian Telecommunications Sector Assessment Note assesses the performance of the telecommunications sector in the Palestinian territories, identifies specific issues, and makes recommendations for further development and reform. The note specifically discusses the evolution of the issues and of the telecom market. The note focuses on telecommunications infrastructure, touching upon broadcasting (radio and television) issues, to the extent necessary to discuss radio-magnetic spectrum and other infrastructure related matters. The first section deals with the assessment of the telecommunications sector, in terms of physical indicators, infrastructure, investment, prices and services. The Palestinian sector is assessed both in historical perspective, and in relation with regional and global benchmarks. A second section of the report illustrates the main issues identified by the stakeholders. Finally, the last section of the report proposes key recommendations for further sector development.

Details

  • Author

    Rossotto,Carlo Maria, Decoster,Xavier Stephane, Lewin,Anat, Jebari, Ihab

  • Document Date

    2016/02/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    104263

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    West Bank and Gaza,

  • Region

    Middle East and North Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2016/09/14

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    The telecommunication sector in the Palestinian territories : a missed opportunity for economic development

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Rossotto,Carlo Maria Decoster,Xavier Stephane Lewin,Anat Jebari, Ihab

The telecommunication sector in the Palestinian territories : a missed opportunity for economic development (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/993031473856114803/The-telecommunication-sector-in-the-Palestinian-territories-a-missed-opportunity-for-economic-development