Working Papers

Telecom Egypt: Status and Prospects (May 1997)

Publication Number: ECESWP23-E

March, 1998

Author : Ahmed Galal

Type : Working Papers

This paper explores whether developing countries are better off relying on competition, incentive regulation and private ownership rather than state ownership, exclusive state monopoly and administered regulation of utilities. It evaluates the welfare implications of these two scenarios by estimating implications of reforming Telecom Egypt on the welfare of consumers, workers, government and buyers. It concludes that a well-designed reform program can create a positive sum game in which all these actors can benefit.