Bringing Cellular Phone Service to Rural Areas : Grameen Telecom and Village Pay Phones in Bangladesh

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9427
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Viewpoint
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Lawson, Cina
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Meyenn, Natalie
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2012-08-13T15:04:17Z
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2012-08-13T15:04:17Z
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2000-03
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2017-12-13T12:04:12Z
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Grameen Telecom has provided telephone access to nearly 3 million poor villages beyond the reach of the main phone network. The pay phone initiative has benefited from a number of factors: the level of demand for communications in rural areas; the use of the Grameen brand name, facilities, and in-kind support; the large number of Bangladeshis working abroad and wanting to call home; and the country's very high population density. But the initiative has also been held back by problems interconnecting with the network of the incumbent utility and a regulatory framework that has not yet developed the strength and independence to create fair rules of the game for all operators.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2000/03/729343/bringing-cellular-phone-service-rural-areas-grameen-telecom-village-pay-phones-bangladesh
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Viewpoint. -- Note no. 205 (March 2000)
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/11438
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Viewpoint
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCESS CHARGES
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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
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CALLS
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CAP
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CHARGING
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CIRCUITS
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CITIES
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COMMUNITIES
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COMPETITIVE MARKETS
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CONNECTION FEES
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DEBT
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INNOVATIONS
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INTERNATIONAL CALLS
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LINES
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LOCAL CALLS
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NETWORKS
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PHONES
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PRIVATE SECTOR
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RADIO
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REVENUE SHARING
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RURAL AREAS
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RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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SETTLEMENT
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SUBSCRIBERS
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TAX
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TELECOM
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
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TELEGRAPH
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TELEPHONE
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TELEPHONE ACCESS
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TELEPHONE HANDSETS
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VILLAGES
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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS CELLULAR TELEPHONE
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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AFFORDABILITY
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RURAL TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
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NETWORK ACCESS
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FINANCING PROGRAMS
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BILLING
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TELEPHONE NETWORKS
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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
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GRAMEEN BANK
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Bringing Cellular Phone Service to Rural Areas : Grameen Telecom and Village Pay Phones in Bangladesh
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Publications & Research :: Viewpoint
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2000/03/729343/bringing-cellular-phone-service-rural-areas-grameen-telecom-village-pay-phones-bangladesh
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Transport and ICT
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Governance
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yes
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000094946_0012130148374
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729343
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21462
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2000/12/22/000094946_0012130148374/Rendered/PDF/multi_page.pdf
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South Asia
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Bangladesh
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Telecommunications and Informatics
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Information and communications
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Public Sector Economics
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Information and Communication Technologies :: ICT Policy and Strategies
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Information and Communication Technologies :: Telecommunications Infrastructure
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Rural Development :: Rural Communications
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Housing and Human Habitats
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Communities and Human Settlements
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Public Sector Development
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Fin & Private Sector Develop VP
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