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The ITU issues each year a number of reports and databases that are likely to prove useful to policy-makers, regulators as well as industries and analysts in the sector. This is a partial list of those likely to be of interest. For a list of all ITU publications, see the ITU publications page.

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Publications BY TOPIC Publications by tYPE Publications by year
Broadband
Competition Policy
Extending ICT Access
Internet
IP Telephony
Mobile 
Naming, Numbering and Addressing 
Network Security
Policy and Regulation
Radio Spectrum Management
Ubiquitous Networks
World Summit on the Information Society
Country Case Studies


Internet Reports
New Initiatives Report Series
Regulatory Trends
Development Reports
International Telecommunications Traffic
Directories 
Telecommunications Indicators
Telecommunication Reform
World Information Society Reports
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999

Publications by TOPIC
BROADBAND
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ITU Internet Reports 2006: digital.life (Go to website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2005: "The Internet of Things" (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2004: "The Portable Internet" (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2003: "Birth of Broadband"(Go to the website to purchase)

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Promoting Broadband Workshop (2003) - Background paper
Promoting Broadband Workshop (2003)_- Country case studies 
Regulatory Implications of Broadband (2001) - Background paper
Regulatory Implications of Broadband (2001) - Country case studies

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Competition Policy 
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The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services - Issues Paper  
Competition Policy in Telecommunications Workshop (2002) - Background paper
Competition Policy in Telecommunications Workshop (2002) - Country case studies

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EXtending ict access
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Report (2005):The Digital Bridges Programme: Building Digital Bridges  (Go to the website to purchase)
World Telecommunication Development Report 2003  (Go to the website to purchase)
World Telecommunication Development Report 2002: Reinventing Telecoms  (Go to the website to purchase)
World Telecommunication Development Report 1999: Mobile Cellular (Go to the website to purchase )
Internet Diffusion in South-East Asia  (Go to the website to purchase)

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Building Digital Bridges with Emerging Technologies (2004) - Background Paper                             
International Benchmarking for the Information Society - Background Paper
Enabling Rural India with Information and Communication Technology Initiatives - Case Study
Building Digital Bridges - The Case of Malaysia                                                                             

 

Internet
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ITU Internet Reports 2006: digital.life (Go to website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2005: "The Internet of Things"  (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2004: "The Portable Internet" (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2003: "Birth of Broadband"(Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2002: "Internet for a Mobile Generation" (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2001: "IP Telephony (Go to the website to purchase)

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Report (2004): ITU and its Activities Related to Internet Protocol (IP) Networks

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IP Telephony
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ITU Internet Reports 2001: IP Telephony    (Go to the website to purchase)

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Report (2004): ITU and its Activities Related to Internet Protocol (IP) Networks
World Telecommunication Policy Forum (2001) - Secretary General's report
World Telecommunication Policy Forum (2001) - IP Telephony Country case studies
IP Telephony Workshop (2000) - Background paper

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Mobile
Publications for sale
ITU Internet Reports 2006: digital.life (Go to website to purchase)
Report (2006): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services  (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2005: "The Internet of Things"   (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2004: "The Portable Internet"  (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Shaping the Future Mobile Information Society  (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2002: "Internet for a Mobile Generation" (Go to the website to purchase)

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The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services - Issues Paper
Social and Human Considerations for a More Mobile World (2004) - Background Paper
Mobile Overtakes Fixed: Implications for Policy and Regulation
Licensing Policy for 3rd Generation mobile
Licensing Policy for 3rd Generation Mobile Workshop (2001) - Background Paper
Licensing Policy for 3rd Generation Mobile Workshop (2001) - Country case studies

Fixed-to-Mobile Interconnection
Fixed-Mobile Interconnection Workshop (2000) - Background Paper 
Fixed-Mobile Interconnection Workshop (2000) - Country case studies

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Naming, Numbering and Addressing
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Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Internet Governance   (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2001: IP Telephony    (Go to the website to purchase)

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Report (2004): ITU and its Activities Related to Internet Protocol (IP) Networks
Multilingual Domain Names Workshop (2001) - Background paper
World Telecommunication Policy Forum (2001) - Secretary General's report
World Telecommunication Policy Forum (2001) - IP Telephony Country case studies
IP Telephony Workshop (2000) - Background paper

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Network Security
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Chapter 5 on Cybersecurity in ITU/UNCTAD World Information Society Report 2007: Beyond WSIS (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004):The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Countering Spam (Go to the website to purchase)

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A Comparative Analysis of Spam Laws: the Quest for Model Law - Written by Derek Bambauer, John Palfrey, and David Abrams, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, United States of America
A Comparative Analysis of Cybersecurity Initatives Worldwide - Written by Myriam Dunn, Center for Security Studies (CSS), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Harmonizing National Legal Approaches on Cybercrime -Written by Stein Schjolberg, Chief Judge, Moss District Court, Norway & Amanda Hubbard, Unites States of America
ITU Survey on Anti-Spam Legislation Worldwide
Spam in the Information Society - Building frameworks for International Cooperation - Background Paper
Curbing Spam via Technical Measures - Background Paper
Consumer Perspectives on Spam: Challenges and Challenges - Background Paper
Report (2004): ITU and its Activities Related to Internet Protocol (IP) Networks
International Coordination To Increase The Security of Critical Network Infrastructures
A Collective Security Approach To Protecting The Global Critical Infrastructure
Creating Trust In Critical Network Infrastructure Workshop (2002) - Country case studies

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Policy and Regulation
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ITU Internet Reports 2006: digital.life (Go to website to purchase)
Report (2006): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services (Go to website to purchase)
Report (2005): The Digital Bridges Programme: Building Digital Bridges (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2005: "The Internet of Things" (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2004: "The Portable Internet"   (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Countering Spam (2004) (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Internet Governance  (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2002: "Internet for a Mobile Generation" (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2001: IP Telephony (Go to the website to purchase)

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Innovation Dynamics in the IP Environment PDF (January 2007)
The Future of Communications in Next Generation Networks PDF (January 2007)
Regulatory Trends: New Enabling Environment PDF (January 2007)
The Status of Voice over Internet Protocol Worldwide, 2006 PDF (January 2007)
The Future of Voice: Consumer Issues PDF (January 2007)
Future of Voice in Africa PDF (January 2007)
Communications: Government and Business Practices in the Asia Pacific Region PDF (January 2007)
Regulatory Challenges of Voice over IP Telephony: Analysis for Selected South and Eastern European Countries PDF (January 2007)
Ruling Voice over IP: Challenges for Regulators in Latin America PDF (January 2007)
The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services - Issues Paper  
Spam in the Information Society - Building frameworks for International Cooperation - Background Paper
Report (2004): ITU and its Activities Related to Internet Protocol (IP) Networks
Competition Policy in Telecommunications Workshop (2002) - Background paper
Competition Policy in Telecommunications Workshop (2002) - Country case studies
World Telecommunication Policy Forum (2001) - Secretary General's report
World Telecommunication Policy Forum (2001) - IP Telephony Country case studies
IP Telephony Workshop (2000) - Background paper

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  Radio Spectrum Management
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Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Radio Spectrum Management for a Converging World  (Go to the website to purchase)

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ITU Survey on Spectrum Management PDF (January 2007)
Regulatory and Policy Implications of Emerging Technologies to Spectrum Management PDF (January 2007)
Market Allocation of Radio Spectrum PDF (January 2007)
European Spectrum Management: Successes, Failures & Lessons PDF (January 2007)
Emerging Technology and Spectrum Policy Reform PDF (January 2007)
Space-Centric Management: A General Solution for Equitable Access to Radio Spectrum Space under Conditions of Flexible Use PDF (January 2007)
Beyond Licensed VS. Unlicensed: Spectrum Access Rights Continua PDF (January 2007)
The Pricing of Radio Spectrum Using Incentive Mechanisms to Achieve Efficiency PDF (January 2007)
Radio Spectrum Management for a Converging World (2004) - Background Paper
Radio Spectrum Management and Advanced Wireless Technologies (2004) - Background Paper

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UBIQUITOUS NETWORKS
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ITU Internet Reports 2006: digital.life (Go to website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2005: "The Internet of Things"   (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2005): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Ubiquitous Network Societies  (Go to the website to purchase)
Summary Report: Tomorrow's Networks Today Summary Report (Go to the website to purchase)

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Privacy and Ubiquitous Network Societies - Background Paper
Ubiquitous Network Societies: The Case of Radio Frequency Identification - Background Paper
Ubiquitous Network Societies: Their impact on the telecommunication industry - Background Paper
Ubiquitous Network Societies: The Case of Japan
Ubiquitous Network Societies: The Case of the Republic of Singapore
Ubiquitous Network Societies: The Case of Korea
Ubiquitous Network Societies: The Case of Italy and Survey on the Case of Italy

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WORLD SUMMIT ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY (wsis)
Publications for sale
ITU/UNCTAD World Information Society Report 2007: Beyond WSIS (Go to the website to purchase)
World Information Society Report 2006  (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2005) The Digital Bridges Programme: Building Digital Bridges  (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Countering Spam (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Internet Governance (Go to the website to purchase)
Visions of the Information Society Edition 2003  (Go to the website to purchase

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Selected parts of ITU/UNCTAD World Information Society Report 2007: Beyond WSIS
Spam in the Information Society - Building frameworks for International Cooperation - Background Paper

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Publications by TYPE

DEvelopment reports
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World Telecommunication Development Report 2003 (Go to the website to purchase)
World Telecommunication Development Report 2002: Reinventing Telecoms  (Go to the website to purchase)
World Telecommunication Development Report 1999: Mobile Cellular (Go to the website to purchase )
   

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Internet Reports
Publications for sale
ITU Internet Reports 2006: digital.life (Go to website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2005: "The Internet of Things"  (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2004: "The Portable Internet"  (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2003: "Birth of Broadband" (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2002: "Internet for a Mobile Generation" (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2001: IP Telephony (Go to the website to purchase)
Challenges to the Network: Internet for Development 1999 (Go to the website to purchase)
Challenges to the Network: Telecommunications and the Internet 1997(Go to the website to purchase)


 

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 New Initiatives report series
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Report (2006): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2005): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Ubiquitous Network Societies  (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Countering Spam (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Internet Governance  (Go to the website to purchase)
Competition Policy in Telecommunications     (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2001): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Multilingual Domain Names (Go to the website to purchase)
Creating trust in critical network infrastructures (Go to the website to purchase)
Economic and regulatory implications of broadband (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2001): The ITU New Initiatives Programme:Fixed-to-Mobile Interconnection   (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2001): The ITU New Initiatives Programme:Licensing Policy for 3rd Generation mobile (Go to the website to purchase)

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Regulatory Trends
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Report (2006): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services (Go to the website to purchase)
Trends in Telecom Reform 2003: Promoting Universal Access to ICTs - Practical Tools for Regulators (Go to the website to purchase)
Trends in Telecom Reform 2002: Effective regulation  (Go to the website to purchase)
Economic and regulatory implications of broadband (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Regulatory colloquia   (Go to the website to purchase)

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International Telecommunications traffic
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Direction of Traffic, 1999:  Trading Telecom Minutes (Go to the website to purchase)

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Directories 
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The Global Directory  (Go to the website to purchase)

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Telecommunications Indicators
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Africa Telecommunications Indicators 2004  (Go to the website to purchase)
World Telecommunication Development Report 2003 (Go to the website to purchase)
Asia-Pacific Telecommunications Indicators, 2002   (Go to the website to purchase)
Africa Telecommunications Indicators 2001 (Go to the website to purchase)
Americas Telecommunications Indicators, 2000 (Go to the website to purchase)

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Telecommunication reform 
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Trends in Telecom Reform 2002: Effective regulation (Go to the website to purchase)
Trends in Telecommunication Reform: Convergence and Regulation 1999 (Go to the website to purchase)

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WORLD INFORMATION SOCIETY REPORTs 
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ITU/UNCTAD World Information Society Report 2007: Beyond WSIS (Go to the website to purchase)
World Information Society Report 2006  (Go to the website to purchase)

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Publications by year
2007
Publications for sale
ITU/UNCTAD World Information Society Report 2007: Beyond WSIS (Go to the website to purchase)
World Information Society Report 2006  (Go to the website to purchase)

 

2006
Publications for sale
ITU Internet Reports 2006: digital.life  (Go to website to purchase)
World Information Society Report 2006  (Go to the website to purchase)

 

2005
Publications for sale
Report (2005): The Digital Bridges Programme: Building Digital Bridges (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2005: "The Internet of Things" (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2005): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Ubiquitous Network Societies (Go to the website to purchase)

 

2004
Publications for sale
ITU Internet Reports 2004: "The Portable Internet"  (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Countering Spam (Go to the website to purchase)
Africa Telecommunications Indicators 2004  (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Internet Governance (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Radio Spectrum Management for a Converging World    (Go to the website to purchase)  
Report (2004): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Shaping the Future Mobile Information Society (Go to the website to purchase)  
 
Free Downloads
Spam in the Information Society - Building frameworks for International Cooperation - Background Paper
Report (2004): ITU and its Activities Related to Internet Protocol (IP) Networks


2003
Publications for sale
ITU Internet Reports 2003: "Birth of Broadband" (Go to the website to purchase)
Visions of the Information Society Edition 2003 (Go to the website to purchase
World Telecommunication Development Report 2003 (Go to the website to purchase)

 

2002
Publications for sale
ITU Internet Reports 2002: "Internet for a Mobile Generation" (Go to the website to purchase)
World Telecommunication Development Report 2002: Reinventing Telecoms (Go to the website to purchase)
Trends in Telecom Reform 2002: Effective regulation (Go to the website to purchase)
Asia-Pacific Telecommunications Indicators, 2002  (Go to the website to purchase)

 

2001
Publications for sale
World Telecommunication Indicators Database (6th Edition)  (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2001): The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Multilingual Domain Names (Go to the website to purchase)
ITU Internet Reports 2001: IP Telephony(Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2001): The ITU New Initiatives Programme:Fixed-to-Mobile Interconnection   (Go to the website to purchase)
Report (2001): The ITU New Initiatives Programme:Licensing Policy for 3rd Generation mobile   (Go to the website to purchase)
Internet Diffusion in South-East Asia  (Go to the website to purchase)
Economic and regulatory implications of broadband (Go to the website to purchase)
Africa Telecommunications Indicators 2001  (Go to the website to purchase)

 

2000
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Americas Telecommunications Indicators, 2000 (Go to the website to purchase)
Asia-Pacific Telecommunications Indicators, 2000 (Go to the website to purchase)

 

1999
Publications for sale
Challenges to the Network: Internet for Development 1999 (Go to the website to purchase)
World Telecommunication Development Report 1999: Mobile Cellular (Go to the website to purchase )
Trends in Telecommunication Reform: Convergence and Regulation 1999 (Go to the website to purchase)

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