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Field Detail
Theme Communication and Infrastructure
Code IT-1.6.2
Sub-theme Information Technology
Name Competition - Number of mobile cellular service providers
Calculation/Formula Number of mobile cellular service providers
Purpose/Rationale Provide information on the state of competition which is known to drive usage up and costs down. This is generally known, but is still valuable to collect
Policy Linkages Development plans call for reform of the industry to provide universal access at affordable costs
Preferred Data Sources Ministry of Telecommunications
Alternative_Data Sources National Telecommunications regulators, NSO, ITU
Primary Data Collection System Survey - SPC contacting national ministries and agencies
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
Other agencies countries_ must report to: ITU
SPC Responsibility - Data Management EDD
SPC Programme EDD
Numerator Number of mobile cellular service providers