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

The Regulatory environment for future mobile multimedia services - Legacy Regulatory Issues

See also June 2006 Workshop Page

This page aims to provide background resources on legacy regulatory issues relating to future mobile multimedia services, namely mobile termination and international roaming.

Other resources:

General background resources (including competition issues)

Spectrum Management

Consumer Protection and Privacy

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
Research project on "Mobile overtakes fixed" (2003)


ITU New Initiatives Programme

Background resources on legacy regulatory issues for future mobile multimedia services

ITU New Initiatives Programme,  Issues Paper: The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services,  June 2006  

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation, Information Notice, “Reductions in mobile termination charges by Vodafone, 02 and Meteor will benefit consumers” , Jan 2006

Profitability impacts of mobile termination regulation , Covec, Prepared for Vodafone New Zealand, November 2004

ERG, Report on “Transparency of retail prices (with implementation of Number Portability)” , ERG (05) 52, 2005

ERG, Final report on transparency measures on International retail roaming tariffs, ERG (05) 43 Rev 1  2005

ERG, Consultation Report On The Common Position On Wholesale International Roaming, , October 2005

INTUG, Submission to the US Trade Representative, International mobile termination rates, January 2005

INTUG, Position Paper, “Avoiding roaming charges”, March 2004

INTUG, 3G mobile voice termination- a submission by INTUG to UK Office of Communications  February 2004

UKTCA, Wholesale mobile voice call termination market review-  UKCTA response to Oftel consultation paper,  6 Feb 2004

IRG, Snapshot of mobile termination rates , January 2004

IRG, Principles of Implementation and Best practice on the application of remedies in the mobile voice call termination market, January 2004

CERNA, WIK, University of Warwick, How mobile termination charges shape the dynamics of the telecom sector , July 2003

T. M. Valletti, G. Houpis, Mobile termination: what is the “right” charge?, February 2005

J. Bezzina, Interconnection Challenges in a Converging Environment: Policy Implications for African Telecommunications Regulators, June 2005

Analysys, Report for the Israel Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Finance - A study of mobile termination charges , July 2004

A. Kiiski, H. Hämmäinen, Mobile Virtual Network Operators: Case Finland, 2004

A.T. Kearney, MVNO Explosion: Paradigm Shift in the Making, 2004

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




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