Title: Toolkit on Cross-Sector Infrastructure Sharing

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Toolkit

Published: February 1, 2017


Region: Global

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Topic: Tools

Keywords: Knowledge Lab ***, Legal issues

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Document Summary:

The World Bank's ICT Sector Unit initiated the development of this web-based cross-sector infrastructure sharing toolkit. Providing key stakeholders in the joint use of passive infrastructure by telecommunications operators and public utilities as both a reference point and learning tool. The overall objective is to capitalize on synergies that will reduce costs, enhance competition and increase access to connectivity in telecommunication sectors of developed and developing countries. 


Document Details:

The World Bank’s ICT Sector Unit initiated and sponsored the development of this web-based cross-sector infrastructure sharing toolkit which has been incorporated into the existing Broadband Strategies Toolkit as Module 8. It will serve as a neutral and comprehensive resource for all stakeholders in the joint use of passive infrastructure by telecommunications operators and public utilities and provide both a reference point and learning tool. It can be used to educate and assist a range of stakeholders in the telecommunications and other sectors in identifying and evaluating opportunities for cross-sector infrastructure sharing and addressing common challenges. The overall objective of Module 8 is to mainstream cross-sector infrastructure sharing to capitalize on synergies that will reduce costs, enhance competition and increase access to connectivity in the telecommunications sectors of developed and developing countries. Module 8 includes a comprehensive analysis of common opportunities and challenges faced by utilities, telecommunications network operators, policymakers and regulators and offers solutions which have been successfully employed to pursue these opportunities and address these challenges. This core analysis is supplemented and enriched with 18 case studies that demonstrate cross-sector infrastructure sharing, highlighting successes, failures and lessons learned.


Updated: March 8, 2022