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Redefining Telecommunication Legislation and Regulatory Environment in Fiji for Improved Economic Growth and Social Development

Concept Paper [pdf] (SIZE: 36KB)

This study titled "Redefining Telecommunication Legislation and Regulatory Environment in Fiji for Improved Economic Growth and Social Development" conducted a comprehensive and in-depth analysis to examine whether regulation, monopolistic position in the industry and associated limited bandwidth, expensive/restricted access, unused capacity in the Southern Cross cable, constitute an unacceptable drag on the Fiji economy resulting in low levels of investments, economic growth and social development.

Research questions focussed on:

  • What is the current situation of IT industry in Fiji?
  • How does it impact on the ICT sector, higher education, and macroeconomic growth?
  • What can we learn from other countries' experiences?
  • How can the economic development and human capacity building are stimulated under the current regulatory framework?
  • How can we change the situation of ICT policy and regulation for improved economic growth based on experiences of other countries?