• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:05    |    
  • 00:12    |    
    Tell us about the context of the telecommunications reform in Guatemala
  • 01:21    |    
    What were the motivations for an effective and quick reform in telecommunications?
  • 02:18    |    
    Could these reforms have happened earlier?
  • 02:59    |    
    How was the reform in Guatemala different from others in other parts of the world?
  • 05:11    |    
    Who were the main players in the reform effort?
  • 06:35    |    
    Was it difficult to open up the communications market?
  • 07:47    |    
    What was your role?
  • 09:57    |    
    Tell us about the process and the political and technical details
  • 12:15    |    
    What is a good set of rules?
  • 17:40    |    
    What about encouraging similar reforms in other countries?
  • 19:49    |    
    Is there a path to success in telecommunications reform?
  • 21:29    |    
    What are the lessons from your experience?
  • 24:47    |    
    What are the challenges to telecommunications reform?
  • 25:56    |    
    Final words
  • 26:01    |    
    Final credits

Guatemala’s Telecom Reform

  | 26 de enero de 2013  | Vistas: 35

Digital Divide Guatemala Monopoly Reform Strategy

Thomas Hazlett is an international telecommunications expert who played a role in the reform and privatization of that industry in Guatemala, along with Giancarlo Ibárgüen S., Manuel F. Ayau, and Alfredo Guzmán. This revolutionary reform resulted in one of the most competitive and innovative communications industries worldwide. In this interview, Hazlett describes his role in that reform process and talks about the complications and lessons learned. He explains that because every country and situation is different, a template for implementing reform does not exist. The path to success, he says, is not clear and straightforward but rather challenging and constantly changing.

This video has been made possible thanks to support from the John Templeton Foundation, Global Philanthropic Trust, and the Earhart Foundation.

This interview was recorded as part of The Antigua Forum 2013 gathering.
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Thomas Hazlett is professor of law and economics at George Mason University and an international expert in telecommunications. He is also a member of the Antigua Forum advisory board.


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