The ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) organized the
Regional Seminar on Costs and Tariffs, in coordination with the Telecommunication
Standardization Bureau (TSB), and in collaboration with the Ministry of
Industry and Information Technology of China.
A Regional Meeting of the Study Group 3 Regional Group for Asia and
Oceania (SG3RG-AO) (former TAS Group) followed the seminar on 27 April 2010.
In response to the request
of Members, the agenda of the seminar included topics related to cost
modeling issues in the region, mobile termination rates regulation
regimes, WiMAX implementation and pricing information. In
order to support
the work of the Regional Group, an overview was presented on
International Internet Connectivity (IIC) and International
Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). Discussion sessions were conducted to promote dialogue and exchange of experiences among
Participants were requested to submit an update of their
telecommunication sector scenario including insights into regulatory
and pricing policy aspects with special focus on the cost modeling
strategies applied in their countries, to be presented during the
In order to build on work in progress and optimize transfer of
knowledge, where possible, administrations designated their Regional Group for Asia and Oceania
(SG3RG-AO) representative to attend this seminar.
A final report on the seminar can be downloaded