Arab region prioritizes study of over-the-top services and mobile roaming

Standardization experts of the Arab region have prioritized their analysis of the economic impact of over-the-top services, in addition calling for ITU to afford greater emphasis to the evaluation of costing methodologies for international mobile roaming. These were the two…

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New ITU-T Global Portal launched with special focus on Regional Participation

New ITU-T Global Portal launched with special focus on Regional Participation

In 2004 Resolution 54 (Rev. Dubai, 2012) approved at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) resolved to support the creation of regional groups within Study Groups. This resolution aims to increase the participation of developing countries in standardization work and…

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ITU-T Study Group 3 creates new teams on OTTs and competition policy

The ITU-T expert group responsible for economic and policy aspects of ICTs has created two new Rapporteur Groups, one mandated to study the economic impact of over-the-top services, another the implications of “significant market power” for ICT regulation and the…

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New ITU-T work to guide regulatory intervention in mobile roaming rates

New ITU-T work to guide regulatory intervention in mobile roaming rates

Standardization experts representing the Latin American and Caribbean region have initiated work on a new standard (ITU-T Recommendation) to outline methodological principles for the definition of mobile roaming charges. The standard will offer administrations the tools necessary to determine and…

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ITU guidelines on establishing a national standardization secretariat

ITU-T has launched a set of guidelines for developing countries to establish a ‘national standardization secretariat’ charged with marshaling ICT standardization domestically and representing a country’s interests in the international standardization work of ITU-T. The “Guidelines on the establishment of…

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African standardization experts take aim at mobile roaming

African standardization experts have agreed to develop a technical standard (ITU-T Recommendation) establishing a uniform costing model for mobile roaming in the African region. The decision to target a reduction in African mobile roaming rates came of a meeting of…

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