Regulations to support infrastructure sharing
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Regulations to support infrastructure sharing

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TowerXchange shares a wish list of regulatory requests, and looks at how the UCC creates a supportive environment for infrastructure sharing in Uganda

When TowerXchange speak to operators and tower companies about what they need from their regulators to best support infrastructure sharing, there is a common list of requests.

  • Explicit telecoms infrastructure sharing regulations are preferable to policies found within general communications and anti-trust policies or, worse still, policies pertaining to electricity towers

  • A fairly priced, transparent licensing regime for network providers that keeps less reputable players out of the market

  • Light-touch regulation supporting competition, backed up with help to resolve disputes, but not getting involved at site level or in pricing

  • Encouragement, rather than mandating infrastructure sharing is generally preferred to enable the economics of competition to define the market

  • Consideration of incentives for rural connectivity, with efficient investment of Universal Access Funds

…All supported by tax authorities that share the same ethos of clarity and fairness.


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