Mobile money and Universal Service find a home in the ITU-T group for economic and policy issues

ITU-T Study Group 3 (economic and policy issues) has created a new working group on ‘economic and competitiveness aspects of mobile money services’. The group aims to harmonize approaches to the regulation and costing of mobile money services. It will…

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ITU Blog: Mobile money, OTT and roaming: Will ITU members define fair competition and pricing?

Established in 1865, one of the founding principles of ITU was to provide a neutral venue for countries’ negotiation of interconnection rates for telegraph networks. The essence of this work lives on in ITU-T Study Group 3 (SG3), our standardization expert…

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ITU-T Study Group 3 to consider proposals on the regulation of OTT services

The ITU-T Study Group 3 Regional Group for Africa (SG3RG-AFR) has proposed that ITU-T distribute a survey on the impact of over-the-top (OTT) services on data traffic and associated demands on network infrastructure. The proposal comes in parallel with the…

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ITU-T Study Group 3 to consider the costing and pricing of mobile money services

The ITU-T Study Group 3 Regional Group for Africa (SG3RG-AFR) has proposed that its parent group analyze regulatory frameworks to guide the costing and pricing of digital financial services (DFS). The knowledge drawn from Africa’s experience with DFS is expected…

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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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