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Secretary General's Report - World Telecommunication Policy Forum '98



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In reply to your consultation on the first draft of the Secretary-General’s Report to the Second World Telecommunication Policy Forum on Trade in Telecommunications, dated 14 October 1997, Ref. DM-1094, please be informed as follows:

We are pleased to contribute the following opinions, to be included in the respective listings of opinions in the above mentioned report, to be considered by WTPF-98.

a. Re. Item 35:

* defines other mechanisms besides liberalization and competition that should be

introduced to achieve universal service

* calls for a discussion on a reasonable transition period to cost-oriented settlement

rates for all developing countries (within the optimum capacity of a country)

b. Re. item 47:

* endorses a termination fee defined as the price chargeable by an authorized

telecommunications operator to a customer (another telecommunications operator) for

the supply of services in terminating an IMTS. It is denominated in terms of US$ or

SDR per minute charge

c. Re. item 62:

* assisting ITU Member States with policy reform

* encouraging the establishment of an infrastructure development fund

* spelling out how to structure and manage the infrastructure development fund



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