TITLE

Bush White House reluctant referee in Iraqi telecom

AUTHOR(S)
Silva, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
RCR Wireless News;11/27/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 48, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that U.S. President George W. Bush administration efforts to help Iraq create a competitive wireless market and an independent regulatory regime to oversee telecommunication reconstruction are at risk of being undermined by internal political strife in the war-torn country, according to Iraqi and U.S. government sources. A power struggle has broken out between the Iraqi Ministry of Communications and Iraq's National Communications and Media Commission over mobile-phone licensing and telecom policy.
ACCESSION #
23408746

 

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