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Joint ITU-ETNO Workshop: Revising the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) – "Preparations for WCIT 2012"
Brussels, Belgium, 19 April 2012 Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int
 
Chairman's conclusions
 
  1. The new treaty should address the current disconnect between sources of revenues and source of cost to ensure a win-win approach for all players.
  2. It should facilitate the benefits of Internet being brought to all the peoples of the world, in particular by encouraging broadband roll-out and investment.
  3. It should focus on telecommunications issues without involving the geopolitical agenda in particular it should avoid Internet governance issues, and it should emphasize the importance of liberalization and privatization and recognize the role of the private sector and market-based solutions.
  4. It should contain high-level principles providing light-touch regulation that encourages investment and innovation, and any economic aspects should be supported by a stringent impact analysis, taking into account the different levels of development in countries around the world.  It should be flexible, recognizing that tomorrow’s world will be very different from today’s.
  5. It should foster the right conditions to allow markets to flourish within a long-term visions backed by sustainable business models.
  6. The WCIT will be an opportunity to address many of the concerns of the industry and so industry should be active in the preparatory process, in particular an input on behalf of ETNO’s membership would be  very welcome.
  7. ITU should organise an information session after all the regional groups have concluded their preparations probably in September.