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Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2009:
Hands-on or hands-off? Stimulating growth through effective ICT regulation


ITU releases a major report on regulation in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector !

  • The annual Trends in Telecommunication Reform publications are a key part of our dialogue with the world’s information and communications technology (ICT) policy-makers and regulators.

  • The 10th edition will look at the delicate balance that regulators need to strike in order to operate between the hands-on and the hands-off approach to regulation. This balance is required to meet the expectations of key ICT stakeholders and is critical to stimulating growth in a converged environment. The blurring of boundaries between the once-separate telecom, Internet, broadcasting and media worlds is bringing new players to the arena, driving new opportunities and challenges. At the same time, regulatory authorities more than ever have a key role to play in fostering a safe and healthy ICT sector while meeting social goals, especially in a time of economic and financial uncertainty.

Previous reports in this series  
The ITU ICT Eye  

The ICT Eye

a one stop-shop for ICT information

What is the eye?

ITU-World Bank ICTdec  

The ITU World Bank ICT Regulatory Decisions Clearinghouse (ICTDec) is an online resource that provides a one-stop access point to decisions originating from ICT dispute-resolution decision making bodies.

Contents of the report  
  • Chapter 1: ICT Market and Regulatory Trends

  • Chapter 2: Connectivity, Openness and Vulnerability: Challenges Facing Regulators

  • Chapter 3: The Impact of Effective Regulation on Investment

  • Chapter 4: A “Stimulus” Plan for the ICT Sector

  • Chapter 5: The Coexistence of Traditional and IP Interconnection

  • Chapter 6: Mobile Termination Rates – To Regulate or Not To Regulate

  • Chapter 7: The Future of VoIP Interconnection

  • Chapter 8: VoIP: Enemy or Ally?

  • Chapter 9: Consumer Protection for the Connected Consumer

  • Chapter 10: Conclusion: A Brighter Future


Hands-on or hands-off? Stimulating growth through effective ICT regulation  

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ITU-infoDev ICT Regulation Toolkit  

The ICT Regulation Toolkit is a web-based tool, organized as a series of online modules to provide regulators, telecom service providers, policy makers, sector experts and the general public with the latest developments on regulatory topics, best practices, and case studies.


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