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The World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) is a high-level international event to exchange views on the key policy issues arising from today's fast changing information and communication technology (ICT) environment. WTPF 2009 was kindly hosted by the Government of Portugal and took place in Lisbon from 21-24 April.  More about WTPF...


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Forum, 22-24 April 2009

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This year's WTPF offered a unique opportunity to join, from 22-24 April inclusive, top-level decision-makers from around the world, for in-depth debates that will help forge the global strategies underpinning tomorrow's networks and services.

Delegates engaged in discussions around four broad topic areas:
  • Convergence, including Internet-related public policy matters
  • Next-generation networks
  • Emerging telecommunication policy and regulatory issues
  • International Telecommunication Regulations


Strategic Dialogue on ICTs, 21 April 2009
Photo: Opening of the Strategic DialogueIn the wake of the unprecedented economic crisis affecting all industry sectors, this year's WTPF incorporated a special Strategic Dialogue on ICTs, held on 21 April, just prior to the opening of the Forum.

With the theme Confronting the Crisis, this High-Level Strategic Dialogue brought together leaders from government and industry to address the problems facing vendors, operators and governments. The event sought to formulate proactive strategies to help the ICT sector weather the storm, as well as leveraging the power of ICTs to accelerate economic recovery in other sectors.


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