Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Telecommunications Regulation Toolkit?

A: The Telecommunications Regulation Toolkit is a dynamic web-based tool, divided into several modules. Building upon its predecessor’s success,  infoDev’s popular and influential Telecommunications Regulation Handbook, the Toolkit is a web-based tool which is periodically updated to provide regulators, ICT service providers, policy makers, sector experts and the general public with the latest on regulatory topics, best practices, and case studies.

Q: How do I use the Toolkit website?

A: Select the link entitled “How To Use The Toolkit”, which includes an overview of the various components of the Toolkit website, their relationships and how to navigate the site.

Q: How do I search the Toolkit?

A: The Toolkit includes a search function located in the top left corner of the webpage.  Searches can also be conducted by reviewing the topics and sub-topics listed in the Table of Contents on the left side of the Toolkit pages.  In addition, users may search for relevant documents by clicking the tables of Practice Notes and Reference Documents listed under "Other Resources" on the left bottom corner of the web pages.

Q: What is the Telecommunications Regulations Handbook?

A: The first Telecommunications Regulation Handbook was one of infoDev's most successful publications. It was prepared in 2000 by Hank Intven, Edgardo Sepulveda and Jeremy Oliver of McCarthy Tétrault, a leading telecommunications law and consulting firm. The Handbook focuses on good-practice available to implement clear and effective regulatory reform initiatives required for the introduction of competition, privatization and more efficient telecom markets in emerging and industrialized economies. 

The revised 2010 edition of the Telecommunications Regulation Handbook captures the new market and regulatory strategies to optimize investment in broadband networks and ICT services. The Handbook is both a resource and as a collaborative platform. The regulatory tools featured benefit many different types of readers, but especially ICT regulators and policy-makers in both developed and developing countries entrusted with creating a level playing field and an environment in which communications can reach its potential as a powerful enabling tool for supporting innovation and achieving inclusive sustainable development.