A study on the impact of mobile telecommunication on the welfare of sub saharan african countries

Africa: A continent is waking up. Not through aid or wealth from the exploitation of natural resources, but through a technological revolution. The access to affordable mobile telecommunication. Inspired by deregulation 
Africa: A continent is waking up. Not through aid or wealth from the exploitation of natural resources, but through a technological revolution. The access to affordable mobile telecommunication. Inspired by deregulation and pioneered by local champions who have taken a lead in what is today's fastest growing mobile market in the world. There is money to be made in these markets, attracting more and more operators from the northern hemisphere.
However positive the short term impact of this revolution may be, governments should try hard to assure a market of continued competition among network operators, as this competition is the source of a self propelled creation of welfare and new opportunities, motivated from within Africa.
Chapter 1 of this thesis highlights the positive impact of mobile telecommunication on the social and economic life in Sub Saharan Africa. Chapter 2 builds on the static as well as the dynamic version of the Network Pricing Game, a model developed by Dr. Carolyn Gideon, to stress the immanent threat of network markets turning into a monopoly. This theses ends in Chapter 3 with an brief outlook on further drivers of economic growth and opportunities awaiting Sub Saharan Africa in the coming decade.
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Author:Hauke Heinrich Friedrich Plambeck
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-263712
URL:http://ssrn.com/abstract=1632617
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1632617
Referee:Matthias Blonski
Document Type:Diplom Thesis
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/01/26
Date of first Publication:2010/01/26
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Granting Institution:Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Univ.
Date of final exam:2010/01/19
Release Date:2012/09/19
Note:
Version 1.0, January 2010 © 2010 Hauke Plambeck | hauke@fairpros.com | www.fairpros.com Licence. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Institutes:Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Wirtschaft
JEL-Classification:C72 Noncooperative Games
C79 Other
D42 Monopoly
D43 Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
D62 Externalities
I3 Welfare and Poverty
L12 Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies
L13 Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
L32 Public Enterprises
L50 General
L96 Telecommunications
Q10 General
Q49 Other
Q55 Technological Innovation
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Afrika südlich der Sahara
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Keine kommerzielle Nutzung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen

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