For this World Bank project, Nathan Associates advised the governments of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands on the design of reforms to attract private investment in telecommunications, including telecom infrastructure. Initial estimates of the net economic benefits of direct and indirect reforms amounted to more than 2 percent of combined GDP every year.

We advised on the design of a transitional phase and reform sequencing issuing a new telecommunications policy and new telecommunications law, establishing an independent regulator, granting new licenses for the current service provider, and publishing new regulations.
Our analysis included demand projections as well as estimated costs and capital expenditures for a future fiber optic subsea cable connecting Pohnpei to Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia.

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