Course Information

18-859RW: Special Topics in Communication:  Telecommunications Policy in Developing Countries




This course is intended to provide students with tools to analyze telecommunications policy and regulations and their impacts on the telecommunication markets. We first review telecommunications industry/organizational structure and concepts of telecommunication technologies. We then discuss key elements of information and communication (ICT) policy and discuss ICT policies and national broadband plans from selected countries. Finally we discuss impact of policy on current and emerging topics such as broadband, VoIP and cognitive radio.
The course has an emphasis on policies in developing countries and emerging markets but combines other multidisciplinary aspects related to technology, economics, law.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing

Last Modified: 2017-02-09 1:37PM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2017
  • Spring 2016
  • Spring 2015