Regulations to support infrastructure sharing
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.