Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Regulatory Enablers and Economic Benefits
Source: Booz Allen Hamilton
The liberalization of a country's telecom industry can enable economic growth across various sectors, but its success depends on regulatory policies that are conducive to the development of competition. One element of such a policy would be the creation of regulatory and economic incentives that encourage the sharing of infrastructure among telecom companies as a key lever to foster competition and optimize investments. Operators may perceive the economic benefits and adopt a collaborative approach autonomously; however, a clear policy, a commercially friendly price-regulation mechanism, and tailored regulatory safeguards may be necessary to successful infrastructure sharing.