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14th Forum on Telecom/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa

FTRA 2013

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe are pleased to invite you to the 14th Forum on Telecommunication/ICT Regulation and Partnership in Africa (FTRA 2013), to be held at the Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 3 to 6 September 2013. The theme for the event this year is: “Development of broadband and Investments required to support sustained growth.

The forum is being organized by the ITU in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Zimbabwe in partnership with the African Telecommunications Regulators’ Network and the African Regional Working Party on private sector issues. The Working Party on Private Sector will take place on 3 September and the FTRA from 4 to 6 September 2013.

The theme for this year’s forum was selected on the basis of proposals made by participants in the 13th FTRA, held in Libreville (Gabon), in June 2012.

The topics for discussion this year will include the role of stakeholders and foreign direct investment (FDI) in boosting the development of broadband, the necessary reform to adapt universal service in a broadband environment,  the types of partnerships to finance broadband and the economic impact of broadband in Developing Countries.


Participation in FTRA 2013 is open to ITU Member States and ITU-D Sector Members, regional and subregional regulators’ associations, telecommunication/ICT operators, financial and development institutions and regional and subregional organizations.

Previous FTRA Fora

[2012][2011][2010] [2009] [2008] [2007] [2006] [2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000]



  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 4
  • Session 5
  • Session 6


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