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Integrated Appraisal Of A Regional African Satellite Project


  • Glenn Jenkins

    (Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus and Queen's University, Canada)

  • Tumani Dembajang

    (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada)


This paper reports on an integrated investment appraisal of a Pan African Development rural satellite projects. The project's main aim is to provide telecommunication services in rural areas of Africa on a large scale at very low costs by using appropriate technology. The objective is to complement the existing terrestrial fixed and mobile networks by providing satellite services to areas which cannot be served economically by terrestrial infrastructure. The project is expected to enhance inter-urban links within the borders of each African country and provide direct links between all African countries without exception. With the implementation of this project, the continent is expected to realize substantial savings of fees currently being paid out as transit charges for intra-African traffic. Another feature of the proposed satellite project is to facilitate television broadcasting, internet and other value-added services for telecoms, internet service providers, TV broadcasters and data content providers.

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  • Glenn Jenkins & Tumani Dembajang, "undated". "Integrated Appraisal Of A Regional African Satellite Project," Development Discussion Papers 2005-02, JDI Executive Programs.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:dpaper:219

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    1. Arnold C Harberger & Glenn P Jenkins & Chun‐Yan Kuo & M Benjamin Mphahlele, 2003. "The Economic Cost of Foreign Exchange for South Africa," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 71(2), pages 155-169, June.
    2. Savvides, Savvakis C., 1994. "Risk Analysis in Investment Appraisal," MPRA Paper 10035, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 14 Aug 2008.
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    Rural Telecommunication; telecommunication services; African telecommunication; Rascom;

    JEL classification:

    • H43 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Project Evaluation; Social Discount Rate


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