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UNESCAP/ITU Regional Training Workshop


ITU and Ministry of Information Industry (MII) 
Guiyang, China  -  24-25 August 2005

As an annual event under the Istanbul Action Plan for 2005, ITU and MII/China organized a high-level seminar on Universal Service and Protection of Consumer Rights in China at the end of August 2005.

The meeting discussed:

  • Trends & Issues of Universal Service & Consumer Protection
  • Universal Service Obligation & Its Funding Mechanisms and Models such as Cross-subsidization, Access Deficit Charges, Mandatory service obligations, Competition and cost-based pricing, Universal Service Obligation Funds, Rural telecom cooperatives

Presentations were made by various experts and representatives from several different countries and regions. It aimed at seeking any suitable models for universal service and consumers’ rights to countries like China taking into account best practices, experiences and models from other countries and regions.

The presentations can be consulted from the agenda page. Also see the summary report.


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