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Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2012:
Smart regulation for a broadband world
 

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

  • The annual "Trends in Telecommunication Reform" publications are key part of ITU┤s effort to explore and amplify the wisdom of policy-makers and regulators in the ICT sector.

  • The 12th edition examine smart regulatory measures that regulators and policy makers can take to achieve broadband for all, foster innovation, and address the complexities and challenges of the broadband ecosystem. The advent of broadband has significantly changed the way we communicate, access information, share experiences and knowledge, make business and interact with each other. Sound broadband strategies and plans are now needed to ensure that all citizens can benefit from the new applications, services and businesses opportunities brought by a broadband world.

  • The individual chapters will focus on salient policy and regulatory areas such as setting national broadband policies, strategies and plans, open access regulation and strategies for financing universal broadband access and broadband enabled innovation, social media, m-banking, intellectual property rights and e-waste.

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Contents of the report  
  • Chapter 1: Overview of ICT market and regulatory trends

  • Chapter 2: Setting national broadband policies, strategies and plans

  • Chapter 3: Open access regulation in the Digital Economy

  • Chapter 4:  Strategies for financing universal broadband access (free  of charge)

  • Chapter 5: Broadband-enabled innovation

  • Chapter 6: Confronting the social media regulatory challenge

  • Chapter 7: Intellectual property rights in today's digital economy

  • Chapter 8: The regulatory landscape for mobile banking

  • Chapter 9: E-waste and recycling: whose responsibility is it?

 

Enabling Tomorrow’s Digital World  

 

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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