Symposium for Regulators (GSR)
Hands-on or Hands-off?
Stimulating growth through effective
Since its launch in 2000, the annual Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) organized by
ITU has provided a unique venue for regulators and policy-makers from both developed and developing countries to meet and exchange views and experiences. The meeting fosters an open dialogue between regulators and key ICT stakeholders: the private sector, investors and consumers.
The 2009 edition addressed the challenges of convergence and the changing role of the regulator.
At a time of remarkable transformation of the ICT sector, fuelled by a
combination of technological, market and regulatory developments,
regulators around the world need to ensure that there is free and open
competition between all players in the ICT market without favoring one
technology over another. In order to address the policy implications
which arise from convergence, the GSR09 discussed a variety of related topics such as creating an enabling environment for
investment, IP interconnection, consumer protection, regulation of
mobile termination rates and VoIP.
For more information on the workshop please
contact the Regulatory & Market Environment Division.