Press release: Big Data, ‘spectrum crunch’ and strategies to fund new network investment emerge as hottest issues for tech regulators

Conference sees new push for consumer empowerment to put social development and human needs at forefront of ICT policy

Manama, Bahrain, 5 June, 2014 – Information and communication technology’s increasingly central role in almost every aspect business and social interaction is creating enormous challenges for ICT regulators and policymakers, whose decisions will have a crucial influence on the shape of tomorrow’s world, top speakers told delegates to ITU’s Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) this week.

The world’s largest annual gathering of ICT regulatory experts, GSR-14 was hosted by Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority under the patronage of Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Chaired by TRA Chairman Dr Mohammed Alamer, over 700 leading specialists from 113 countries worldwide registered to attend the event, which grappled with the many complex legal and public policy issues raised by our increasingly interconnected digital environment.

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