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ITU-D STUDY GROUPS 1 AND 2
 
STUDY GROUP 1
The mandate of STUDY GROUP 1 on "Enabling environment, cybersecurity, ICT applications and Internet-related issues" is:

National telecommunication policies and strategies which best enable countries to benefit from the impetus of telecommunications/ICTs as an engine of sustainable growth, employment creation and economic, social and cultural development, taking into account matters of priority to developing countries. The work will include access policies to telecommunications/ICTs, in particular access by persons with disabilities and with special needs, as well as telecommunication/ICT network security.

Tariff policies and tariff models for next-generation networks, convergence issues, universal access to broadband fixed and mobile services, impact analysis and application of cost and accounting principles, taking into account the results of the studies carried out by ITU-T and ITU-R, and the priorities of developing countries.
 
STUDY GROUP 2
The mandate of STUDY GROUP 2 on "Information and communication infrastructure and technology development, emergency telecommunications and climate-change adaptation" is:

Methods and approaches that are the most suitable and successful for service provision in planning, developing, implementing, operating, maintaining and sustaining telecommunication services which optimize their value to users. This work will include specific emphasis on broadband networks, mobile radiocommunication and telecommunications/ICTs for rural and remote areas, the needs of developing countries in spectrum management, the use of ICTs in mitigating the impact of climate change on developing countries, telecommunications/ICTs for natural disaster mitigation and relief, conformance and interoperability testing and e-applications, with particular focus and emphasis on applications supported by telecommunications/ICTs.

The implementation of information and communication technology, taking into account the results of the studies carried out by ITU-T and ITU-R, and the priorities of developing countries.