Within the framework for the implementation of the BDT’s Doha Action
Plan (DAP) specifically Programme 4, “Economics and Finance,
including costs and tariffs”, and in coordination with ITU-T Study
Group 3, the Regional Seminar on the economic and financial aspects
of telecommunications and the regional
meeting of the Study Group 3 Regional Group for Latin America and
Caribbean (SG3RG-LAC) was held in Lima, Peru, from 23 to 26 June
2009. The SG3RG-LAC meeting preceded by a two-day
seminar, focused on economic and financial aspects of
telecommunications. Both the seminar and meeting were organized in
conjunction with OSIPTEL and took place at the Thunderbird
Hotels Principal, Miraflores, Lima, Perú.
The objective of the seminar was to provide delegates and
representatives of administrations, and recognized operating agencies
of the region, with the opportunity to present and discuss matters
on economics and finance for Latin America and Caribbean region.
Discussion sessions were conducted to promote dialogue and
exchange experiences among participants.
The agenda comprised subjects requested during the last TAL Group seminar
as well as responding to
requests from countries in the region. Discussions focused on BDT
activities, specifically Programme 4 on the basis of regional
This seminar contributed to the work of the SG3RG-LAC especially on
the subjects of cost and tariff issues, including interconnection,
as well as subjects related to, and
requested by, the region.
The meeting was a success with objectives being met and recorded in
the seminar report.