Bjorn Wellenius


Speech given at Session 2: World Communication: Where is Technology Leading Us? Mr. Wellenius focused on the social objectives of telecommunications policy and how these objectives fare in a privately led, increasingly competitive business environment.The social and business objectives of telecommunications policy largely coincide. Gaps, however, are likely to remain in meeting social objectives. Closing these gaps costs rather little, much less in fact than had been assumed in the past. Small subsidies go a long way if they are allocated using market mechanisms.