The Microtelco Opportunity: Evidence from Latin America

  title={The Microtelco Opportunity: Evidence from Latin America},
  author={Christian Sandvig and P. Stern and Bruce Girard},
ICT networks and services are not effectively reaching the poor, particularly those living in rural areas. Public subsidies for traditional operators to cover the difference between tariffs and cost-recovery levels have proved limited in addressing this continuing gap. This article explores the role that could be played by a largely unnoticed set of actors we call microtelcos—small-scale telecom operators that combine local entrepreneurship, innovative business models, and low-cost technologies… CONTINUE READING
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