This article examines telecommunications reform and related infrastructure and service developments in Southern African states. In focusing on this region, the article analyses the role of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the different associations and commissions it has created to develop the telecommunications sector and facilitate reform, which is essential to promote network efficiencies and extend the infrastructure to rural areas. As a regional organisation, SADC is poised to promote restructuring of the telecommunications sector in its 14 member states, as it seeks to achieve complementary national and regional programs and promote sustainable development and economic growth through regional integration.
African Studies | Communication | Infrastructure | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation
McCormick, Patricia K. "Telecommunications reform in Southern Africa: the role of the Southern African Development Community." Telecommunications Policy 27.2 (2003): 95-1008.