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Projects : Regional Initiatives

In order to strengthen the implementation and execution of projects on ICTs for development at national, regional and global levels, the ITU has a dedicated team of project specialists who can be reached at field offices and headquarter.

Regional Initiatives

Considering the outcome of the (WTDC-10) and Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-10) such as the strengthening of the executing agency role of ITU, the strengthening of regional presence and the need to seek new funding mechanisms, partnerships for accelerating telecommunication and ICT development, amongst others, the regionally approved initiatives determine a broad framework of priority areas to be addressed within each of the six regions i.e. Americas, CIS, Asia-Pacific, Arab Region, Africa and Europe.

Under the approved regional initiatives the ITU-D is expected to implement large-scale projects that require partnership with public, private, international, regional, national, technical and financial actors. For more details, please see the WTDC-10 Resolution 17 (Rev. Hyderabad, 2010).

ITU virtual Laboratory for remote tests of equipment, new technologies and services
2RER13023

Brief Description:

The ITU and FSUE ZNIIS start collaboration in Virtual laboratory creation on the basis of the ITU – FSUE ZNIIS International Telecommunication Testing Center project.

The project will be realized under existing ITU C&I Programme and will be directed to implementation of goals of PP-10 Res.177, WTSA-12 Res.76, WTDC-10 Res.47 and the objectives of ITU C&I Programme Action plan (Council-12 C-48/12). The Project has been elaborated in compliance with the regional initiative adopted in 2010 in Hyderabad during the World Conference on Telecommunication Development (WCTD-10) aimed at ITU Virtual lab creation.

The major purposes of Project will be: creation of the virtual Laboratory, development of test suites for ITU Recs, performing remote tests on conformity and interoperability of new equipment/technologies, services, testing of end-to-end Internet speed, estimation of Network Performance (NP)/Quality of Service (QoS)/Quality of Experience and conducting remote training of specialists from developing countries in the implementation of ICT and ICT’s testing approaches.

Beneficiary Countries:
From 2013
until 2015
Funding Partners:
ITU
ZNIIS, Moscow
Financial Scale (in CHF): 500'000 - 1'000'000

Establishment of an Advisory and Methodical Center in Minsk, to help RCC member-states during analog to digital TV transition
CIS-11-02

Brief Description:

It is not a project it is an action.

Beneficiary Countries:
From 2011
until 2011
Funding Partners:

Financial Scale (in CHF): 100'000 - 500'000

CIS Branch of the Centre of Excellence for CIS
7RER07018

Brief Description:

In the CIS region, the Project aims at bringing into operation a network of excellence amongst potential content providers, like universities, technological institutions, training centres, etc., as well as service and technology providers who will provide on-line solutions together with face-to-face seminars. As well, the realization of the Project results in the implementation of a priority CIS regional initiative on Future Development and Establishment of "Centres of Excellence" and Creation of a Learning Space, which was adopted by the WTDC-06 (Resolution 17, Rev. Doha, 2006).
The experience learnt in Phase I as well as during previous ITU Distance Learning Projects has shown that there is a growing interest from the participating countries. However, this needs to be consolidated to achieve a long-term sustainability in the project.

Beneficiary Countries: CIS countries
From 2007
until 2014
Funding Partners:
ITU (ICT-DF)
Financial Scale (in CHF): 100'000 - 500'000

International Telecommunication Union - Central Science Research Telecommunication Institute: International Telecommunication Testing Centre
7RER07820

Brief Description:

Under this project, ITU and ZNIIS will collaborate to create an International Telecommunication Testing Centre (ITTC) for new technologies and will train telecom specialists from developing countries. Methodical testing on Next Generation Networks (NGN) in particular will be carried out at the ITTC through creating a model network that can simulate different network parameters and use multi-vendor equipment. The results of these tests will be documented and shared. Training material on NGN testing will also be developed together with hands-on laboratories, in order to deliver workshops. This project has been designed in line with the Recommendation of the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) 2006 in Qatar to establish International Centres for NGN testing.

Beneficiary Countries: CIS countries
From 2008
until 2011
Funding Partners:
ITU (ICT-DF)
ZNIIS
Financial Scale (in CHF): 100'000 - 500'000

Early Field Trial Establishing broadband public access points to Internet (PAPI) in rural areas of the Republic of Belarus
CIS-10-01

Brief Description:

Under this project ITU will establish in selected rural areas of the Republic of Belarus public access points to Internet, using broadband technologies, for the delivery of a wide spectrum of on-line public services.

Beneficiary Countries:
CIS countries : Belarus
From 2010
until 2011
Funding Partners:
Beltelcom
ITU
Financial Scale (in CHF): Less than 100'000

Cooperation Agreement for the Deployment of Videoconference Systems in Armenia
CIS-11-01

Brief Description:

In the framework of the implementation of CIS- Regional Initiatives, this project (Videoconferencing system) covers the installation of one Multipoint Control Unit (“MCU”), and Endpoint(s) Videoconferencing systems and to provide technical support services for these systems for one year following the installation.

Beneficiary Countries:
CIS countries : Armenia
From 2011
until 2013
Funding Partners:

Financial Scale (in CHF): Less than 100'000

Sustainable supply of electricity to telecommunication facilities in rural and remote areas
2UZB11003

Brief Description:

"Provision of a stable electric power supply for telecommunication/ICT facilities in rural and remote areas" was identified as one of the Regional Initiatives by Resolution 17 adopted during the World Telecommunications Development Conference held in Hyderabad in 2010. Within this framework the project aims to identify effective means of supplying electric power for telecommunication/ICT infrastructure facilities in rural and remote areas using alternative energy sources (solar, wind, etc.).

Beneficiary Countries:
CIS countries : Uzbekistan
From 2011
until 2014
Funding Partners:
ITU
Transfer from old project
Uzbektelecom
Financial Scale (in CHF): Less than 100'000