Telecommunications Policy, Strategy, and Regulations, 2004
DNTA was engaged by the Ministry of Communications and the National Communications Authority of Ghana to prepare a new National Telecommunications Policy and Strategy, and regulatory instruments and implementation plan. The project involved a complete review of the status of the sector, including the role of current licensed operators in the telephone, mobile, Internet, and data markets, as well as the state of telecommunications legislation and regulations. The DNTA team made extensive consultations throughout the industry, and conducted two broad industry forums on the policy issues and options to be considered for the new national policy. The project also involved evaluating the institutional capacity of the Ministry and the NCA to oversee the transformation of the industry under the new policy, and preparation of new draft Legislation and Regulations.
Project: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
ICT and Universal Access Policy, 2003-04
David N. Townsend was engaged as a subconsultant to GOPA Consultants to assist in providing a comprehensive ICT policy development and support project for the Laos Ministry of Communications, Transport, Post, and Construction (MCTPC). The project included numerous elements, for which experts were assigned over an 8- to 10-month period. The ultimate goals were the establishment of a workable national ICT policy and implementation strategy, including creation of a Universal Access policy framework, Development Fund, and pilot project strategy.
Mr. Townsend was responsible for several project components, including market size analysis and Universal Access policy. His tasks included on-site assessment of market conditions through interviews and studies of reports and market conditions, participation in workshops for sector stakeholders to identify objectives and opportunities, and development of the proposed Universal Access policy, funding mechanisms, and pilot projects.
Project: Burkina Faso Délégué Général à l'Informatique (DELGI)
National Information and Communications Technology Development Strategy, 2001-2002
Helped prepare a new national Information
Technology strategy for
Project: Mozambique Ministry of Transport and Communications
Telecommunications Sector Policy and Development Strategy, 2001
the Ministry and the Regulatory Agency in the development of the
Telecommunications Policy and
Development Strategy in
Project: Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission
National Telecommunications Policy and Corporate Plan, 2000-2001
the Commission on the development of a new National Telecommunications