The 10th Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR10), organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post (ARTP) of Senegal,
was held in Dakar, Senegal,
under the auspices of H.E. President Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal,
who presided over the opening ceremony. Mr. Ndongo Diao, Director General, ARTP
acted as GSR10 Chairman.
GSR10 examined the challenges for regulators to stimulate nationwide broadband deployment through adaptive and targeted regulations and out-of-the-box tools. GSR10 also
focused on the need to keep up with the pace of convergence and integration of ubiquitous networks, in particular through adapting institutional structure and mandates, adopting cutting-edge best practices and embracing new tools such as innovative dispute resolution
In addition to the panel discussions and presentations, two interactive workshops
were held: one on the topic “Building on broadband” and the other on “National School Connectivity Plans” featuring the ITU flagship initiative “Connect a School, Connect a Community”.