CWG-Internet launches Online Open Consultation on IXPs

The 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference instructed the ITU Council to revise Resolution 1344 to direct the Council Working Group on international Internet-related public policy issues (CWG-Internet), and to conduct an open consultation. In its 2015 session, ITU Council resolved that the CWG-Internet should hold both online and physical open consultations.

The goal of the open consultations is to bring unique perspectives on topics related to international Internet-related public policy issues. Relevant inputs from the online open consultation will form the basis of discussion at the physical open consultation meetings.

On 3 February 2015 the Council Working Group decided that Open Consultations would be convened on the following issue:

“With a view to discussing the establishment of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) to advance connectivity, improve service quality and increase network stability and resilience, fostering competition and reducing interconnection costs, as proposed by Opinion 1 of WTPF-13 and consistent with PP-14 Resolutions 101 and 102, stakeholders are invited to elaborate and exemplify on the challenges faced and identify widely accepted best practices for the design, installation and operation of IXPs.

We look forward to receiving your inputs by 28 August 2015, and seeing you in the physical consultation meeting which will be held on 28 September 2015 at the ITU HQ.

To participate in the online open consultations, please click here: http://www.itu.int/en/council/cwg-internet/Pages/consultation-june2015.aspx

For updates on the upcoming physical consultations and information on the work of the CWG-Internet, please click here:
http://www.itu.int/en/council/cwg-internet/Pages/default.aspx

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