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ITU New Initiatives Programme:
The Regulatory Environment for
Future Mobile Multimedia Services

The regulatory environment for future mobile multimedia services - General and Competition Resources
See also June 2006 Workshop Page

This page aims to provide general background resources  relating to future mobile multimedia services, including competition issues.

Other resources:

Spectrum Management

Consumer Protection and Privacy

Legacy Regulatory Issues

International Workshop
An international experts workshop under the ITU New Initiatives Programme on the "The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services" (see programme) was held from 21-23 June 2006 in Mainz, Germany. The workshop was hosted by Germany’s Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway.

For more information about the research project and workshop, please contact Ms. Lara Srivastava at <lara.srivastava(a)>.


ITU Newslog and Related Publications
News from the ITU SPU Newslog   on: 
    - Mobile 
    - Wireless Networks
    - Ubiquitous Networks
ITU Internet Report "The Internet of Things", November 2005
ITU Internet Report "The Portable Internet", Sept 2004
ITU Internet Report "Birth of Broadband", Sept 2003
ITU Internet Report "Internet for a Mobile Generation", Sept 2002
ITU Workshop and Research Project on "Ubiquitous Network Societies"
ITU Workshop and Research Project on "Shaping the Future Mobile Information Society"
ITU Workshop and Research Project on "Competition Policy in Telecommunications"
Research project on "Mobile overtakes fixed" (2003)


ITU New Initiatives Programme

General background resources and competition resources on future mobile multimedia services
ITU New Initiatives Programme,  Issues Paper: The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services,  June 2006  

European Commission, Fact Sheet on “Stimulating Mobile Broadband

European Commission, Information Society Policies at a Glance: Electronic Communications Regulation

European Commission, European Commission guidelines on market analysis and the assessment of significant market power under the Community regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services, July 2002

European Commission, 11th Report on the Implementation of the Telecommunications Regulatory Package – 2005

European Commission/Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Project on Future mobile communications markets and services (various documents including final report published in April 2005)

World Bank, Telecommunications Regulation Handbook - Module 5 Competition Policy, Hank Intven, November 2000

InfoDev, Micro-Payment Systems and their application to mobile networks, January 2006

Comreg (Ireland), Forward-looking Strategic Review of the Irish Telecoms Sector (.zip file), 5 April 2005

Department of Trade and Industry (UK) - Global Watch Service, Future mobile technology: lessons from China and Korea, June 2004

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Consultation Paper on Issues relating to Convergence and Competition in Broadcasting and Telecommunications, January 2006

Australian Government, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Review Of The Regulation Of Content Delivered Over Mobile Communications Devices – Call for submissions, July 2004

J. M. Bauer, Y-C Lin, C.F. Maitland and A. Tarnacha; "Transition Paths To Next-Generation Wireless Services", Paper prepared for the 32nd Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, Arlington (Virginia), 1-3 October, 2004

H.F. Bratsberg, O.C. Wasenden, Changing regulation – impacts on mobile content distribution, September 2004

T. Shukunami, "The Expanding Market and the competition of the Third Generation Wireless Telecommunications Services", Keio Communication Review No.27, March 2005

K.Werbach, "Breaking the Ice: Rethinking Telecommunications Law for the Digital Age", 31 December 2004

J. Landgrebe, The mobile telecommunications market in Germany and Europe: Analysis of the regulatory environment Mobile Termination Charges and access for Mobile Virtual Network Operators, 2002

UMTS Forum - White Paper, "3G/UMTS - Towards mobile broadband and personal Internet", October 2005

GSM Association, 10 Key Lessons from the GSM Association How To Regulate Tomorrow's Mobile Market

Motricity, Driving Mobile Content Business Revenues for Mobile Virtual Network Operators(MVNO’s), White Paper, November 2005

Ericsson, White Paper on "Mobile Multimedia - The next step in richer communication", March 2004

ITU Global Symposium for Regulators on ways to adapt and evolve licensing and regulatory structures to cope with convergence of information and communications technology sectors, Presentation Materials and Documents, December, 2004




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