In Namibia, in the port city of Walvis Bay, five people were arrested for selling internet phone calls from two storefront shops. Just making a phone call can be a serious challenge in small developing countries. Actual concern for business and consumers would encourage local initiative and expanded services. But entrenched Telecoms, even when they provide little or no service, can be extremely harsh to competition. As Skype Journal says:
. . . small countries protect their tiny telco monopolies at the expense of economic prosperity. It must be hard to trade proven cash flow for theoretical growth.