Correct me if I am wrong, but I think one of the problems with the UN
sharing its facilities is as follows:
Where the UN runs its own facilities (eg its dish(es) in Nairobi), it is
exercising its rights under the ITU ?50? convention, under which it is
entitled to establish and use its own communications network just like a
national telco. The degree to which it is legally allowed to share those
resources with others outside the UN is open to interpretation. The UN has
helped out quietly in a number of places, but in a regulatory environment
and setup like Kenya's, it can be fraught with problems...
If the UN is paying market prices from a local service provider, then that
would be another matter, I suppose.
On Fri, 4 Apr 1997, Dr Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
> Why can't they plug into the UN lines going into Nairobi and Addis?