Regulators’ essential role in capturing the full potential of the ICT sector
In light of the many changes in the MENA region’s ICT sector, Strategy&, in collaboration with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Bahrain, has updated its 2007 study. In this report we address three key questions:
- How important is regulation in the new digital environment, which places greater emphasis on services than on infrastructure?
- How should regulation evolve to suit the needs of the new digital environment?
- Where do MENA countries currently stand in this evolutionary process, and what paths might they follow in the next decade?
1 Karim Sabbagh, Bahjat El-Darwiche, Chady Smayra, and Fady Elias, “Toward more effective regulation: Unlocking the value of telecom markets in the MENA region,” Strategy&, 2007.