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Title: Interconnection benchmarking in Namibia
Other Titles: CPR South paper 2009
Authors: Stork, Christoph
Keywords: COMMUNICATION POLICY
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
TELEPHONE
INTERNET
PRICING
CONSUMER DEMAND
NAMIBIA
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: CPRsouth, Colombo, LK
Abstract: Regulators across Europe and Africa agree that termination rates should be based on the forward-looking long-run incremental cost (LRIC) of termination of an efficient operator. Termination rates at cost of termination will remove economic distortions witnessed in Europe and Africa today and prepare the markets for a smooth transition to IP-based Next Generation Networks. The paper reviews the latest developments and trends for interconnection rates and shows how interconnection benchmarking can be used to set termination rates using the case of Namibia. Implementing LRIC is challenging, expensive, timeconsuming, and the required information is often not available in developing countries. The benchmarking methodology benchmarks termination rates, termination costs and regulatory best practice. The paper also demonstrates how annual reports and traffic volume can be used to as common sense check to compliment the benchmarking approach.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/41431
Project Number: 105266
Project Title: Research ICT Africa - Phase III
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IDRC Research Results / Résultats de recherches du CRDI
2000-2009 / Années 2000-2009

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