FDI in Telecommunications Services Asia

Presented at the High-Level Policy Seminar on Services, FDI, and Competitiveness in Asia, UNCTD and ASEAN, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, 2-4 March 2004.

FDI in Telecommunications Services Asia

The paper suggests there has been a strong correlation between cases where governments have strong commitments to the development of the ICT sector in general and to the development of the telecommunications network in particular, and investment coming into the sector. The paper looks at various mechanisms through which private sector participation, including FDI, has been achieved, including means by which governments have circumvented various legal and political restrictions on the foreign ownership of national resources.

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