News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 34 on 11 August 2000

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Getting connected - a telecomms special

11 August 2000

The investment required for internet connectivity in Africa will only come with competitive markets. The key to achieving competition in telecomms is the regulatory and legal framework. Financial Times' Latin American Editor Richard Lapper looks at the experience of telecomms privatisation in Latin America and the lessons for Africa. Daniel Espitia describes how the South Africa telecom regulator is failing to make the bold moves required for a digital future. LATIN AMERICA - PRIZES GO TO DEREGULATORS AND LARGER MARKETS Over the next few months executives of the world's largest telecommunications companies will become more familiar with the Latin America.…