telecommunications sector has been liberalized, with a regulatory
regime in place to promote open competition.
Regulation is effective in
promoting universal access.
An independent regulatory body sets
and enforces telecommunications regulations.
Citizens and businesses have a
number of options for their telecommunications and data services.
Incumbent networks have been opened
to competitors, and new competing carriers are taking advantage of
these arrangements to offer services.
There is vibrant competition among
mobile wireless providers. Spectrum has been allocated
consistently with international standards, and licensing
arrangements encourage new market entrants.
The provision of value-added
services such as broadband Internet is recognized as a source of