Projects of Telecommunications Sector

Design of Universal Services Fund in the Armenia Telecommunications Sector

Organization: DHInfrastructure


The World Bank wanted to help the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) develop regulations to establish a Universal Services Fund (USF) for the telecommunications sector in Armenia, determine which services would be covered by the USF, and set the appropriate level of tax that would be levied on operators.

Service Provided

DHInfrastructure assessed international experience with USFs, Armenian telecommunications policy and law, and the state of the country's telecommunications market to suggest options for services and service levels to be covered by the USF. We also recommended options for institutional and administrative arrangements for the USF and its revenue generation mechanism.