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Compendium of ITU'S Work on Emergency Telecommunications
2007   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication presents, for the first time under one cover, the work being done by ITU's three Sectors (Radiocommunication, Standardization and Telecommunication Development) in the field of emergency telecommunications (or disaster communications). The release of this compendium is timely since disasters are striking with increased frequency and magnitude, resulting in unprecedented loss of human life, not to mention economic disruption and damage. The electronic versions are free of charge as of 2014.
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Handbook on Emergency Telecommunications
2005   Publication Notice with Order Form

This Handbook on Emergency Telecommunications is written to serve as a close companion to those involved in the noble work of providing as well as using telecommunications for disaster mitigation and relief. It simplifies and demystifies the complex technical issues that characterize the fast evolving field of telecommunications, especially in this era of convergence and emergence of next-generation networks. While designed to be simple, the handbook is comprehensive, compact and contains useful factual information that is concise and organized for easy access, in particular by practitioners. The electronic versions are free of charge as of 2014.
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Manual on Mobile Communications Development
1997   Publication Notice with Order Form

Under the Buenos Aires Action Plan, BDT developed this manual to assist developing countries in the planning and engineering of mobile communications taking into consideration all kinds of technologies worldwide with emphasis on the development of a business plan criterion.
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A Handbook on Internet Protocol (IP)-Based Networks and Related Topics and Issues
2005  

The use of Internet Protocol (IP)-based technologies is now a strategic element in the design, development and use of telecommunication networks. Consequently, there is a growing interest in the policy and regulatory issues related to the growth of IP-based networks, such as the Internet, and their convergence with other networks. The ITU project team worked diligently to provide a factual, unbiased account of how IP-based networks, including the Internet, work today, as well as some of the key policy issues associated with the proliferation of these networks and services.
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ITU E-Strategies – The Essential Report on IP Telephony by the group of experts on IP telephony/ITU-D
2004  

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Training Development Guidelines
2001   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication is intended primarily as a guide for course developers and adaptors in their efforts to carry out, monitor and follow up a training development project in a systematic manner. The approach used in the TDG is based on a “systems approach model” which considers each organization as a system.
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GMPCS Reference book
December 1999   Publication Notice with Order Form

This first edition of the “GMPCS Reference Book” provides information on all aspects of GMPCS services, including reference materials, covering regulatory, technical, operational and commercial implications. Its specifically logical presentation aids the reader in discovering all there is to know about this new breakthrough which could be extremely beneficial to developing countries aiming at Universal Access.
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Village Phone Direct Manual
Enabling microfinance institutions to bring affordable communication services to the poor
2007  

With this manual, the Grameen Foundation introduces Village Phone Direct, a variation of the Village Phone programme. This manual provides a template for creating local, sustainable Village Phone Direct programmes that simultaneously bring telecommunication and information services to the rural poor, create viable new businesses for micro-entrepreneurs, and expand the customer base of telecommunication operators.
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E-Services through Post Offices in Bhutan
December 2009  

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National E-Strategies for Development - Global Status and Perspectives
2010  

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Other editions:   2010  
 
Readiness Assessment for establishing a National CIRT (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, bhutan, Maldives and Nepal) - December 2011
January 2012  

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Stimulating Universal Access to Broadband in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal
2010  

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Guidelines for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting
2010  

The guidelines are intended to provide information and recommendations on policy, regulation, technologies, network planning, customer awareness and business planning for the smooth transition to Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (DTTB) and introduction of Mobile Television Broadcasting (MTV). They will help develop a well defined roadmap for transition covering national goals, strategies and key activities, helping to reach consensus on requirements and solutions, providing a mechanism to help forecast the key miles stones and a framework to help plan and coordinate the steps for the transition. The Guidelines have been prepared for Africa, taking into account the provisions of the GE06 Agreement. However they could also be applied in countries outside the GE06 planning area, but provisions of other applicable regulations, instead of GE06, should be taken into account in that case.
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