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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Ubiquitous Network Societies
Edition 2005   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication summarizes the materials and conclusion of a workshop held by ITU from 6 to 8 April 2005, organized by the Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU). This workshop served as a forum for policy-makers, regulators, mobile operators, content providers, industry players, consultants, academics and sociologists to exchange information, experiences and visions relating to future ubiquitous network societies. Topics covered include the impact of ubiquitous technologies on the traditional telecommunication industry, the role and application of RFID, privacy and public policy issues. Country case studies on Italy, Japan, Korea and Singapore are also featured.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services
2006   Publication Notice with Order Form

The mobile communications field continues to grow rapidly, as more and more 3G/IMT-2000 networks are deployed. The increasingly intimate nature of the mobile phone and its use as a key platform for content delivery raises important regulatory concerns. Convergence between the broadcasting and telecommunication industries is cited as one of the key challenges that both regulators and industry will have to face in the coming years.
The research presented in this publication made up the background materials for discussion at the ITU New Initiatives Programme Workshop on "The Regulatory Environment for Future Mobile Multimedia Services" held in Mainz, Germany, from 21 to 23 June 2006, jointly hosted by ITU and the Federal Network Agency of Germany.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Shaping the Future Mobile Information Society
2004   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication contains the materials and conclusions of a recent ITU workshop on Shaping the Future Mobile Information Society held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, with the generous support and collaboration of the Korean Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), and the International Cooperation Agency for Korea IT. Topics covered included social and human considerations for a more mobile world, broadband mobile communications towards a converged world, and mobile phones and youth.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Internet Governance
2004   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication contains the materials and conclusions of a recent ITU workshop on the topic of Internet Governance, including background papers, workshop presentations and outputs. The workshop's objective was to contribute to the ITU process that will prepare its inputs and position vis-à-vis the United Nations working group to be established on Internet governance, resulting from the Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action adopted on 12 December 2003 at the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Radio Spectrum Management for a Converging World
2004   Publication Notice with Order Form

This publication contains the materials and conclusions of a recent ITU workshop organized jointly between the Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU) and the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR). This workshop served as a forum for policy-makers and regulators, wireless user groups, experts and industry players involved in spectrum management. Issues related to the unlicensed portions of the radio spectrum and experiences of individual countries are also included in the publication.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Promoting Broadband
2003   Publication Notice with Order Form

As local and national governments prepare for the challenges of the information society, there is increasing interest in broadband deployment statistics showing which countries are leading, and which are falling behind. Although most existing users are residential consumers, broadband access is being touted as a way for governments to attract investment, ensure future economic prosperity and provide enhanced social welfare. But among developing countries, there is a fear that the huge investments necessary to establish widescale broadband access will open up a new digital divide. This publication - the eleventh in the New Initiatives series - summarizes the main discussion points and conclusions of a workshop on promoting broadband, held in April 2003, while the accompanying CD-ROM contains case studies, background materials, useful broadband links, and extensive analyses of different aspects of the topic. The workshop was organized by the ITU Strategy and Policy Unit, and examined the different strategies that have been followed by different world economies, at local and national levels, for promoting the deployment and use of broadband networks. The key research question was why some economies have been more successful than others and whether this success can be replicated.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Internet Diffusion in South East Asia
Edition 2002  

The CD-ROM contains a series of ITU Internet case studies carried out in South East Asia in 2001, as well as presentations and documents from the workshop 'The Internet in South East Asia', which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2001. The CD-ROM comes with a colour brochure that includes a summary of the workshop and a brief overview of the case studies.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Creating Trust in Critical Network Infrastructures
2002   Publication Notice with Order Form

This report and CD-ROM package is based on the research conducted for the workshop on Creating trust in critical network infrastructures held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 20 to 22 May 2002, as part of the ITU New Initiatives Programme. The workshop examined the need and possible approaches for international cooperation to protect global critical network infrastructures. Issues were discussed both at national and international level from a private and public sector perspective.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Competition Policy in Telecommunications
2002   Publication Notice with Order Form

This report and CD-ROM package, the sixth in the New Initiatives Programme series, contains a summary of the input and conclusions, as well as the full body of presentations, background resources, case studies and related materials that were produced, of the workshop held by ITU in November 2002 on the subject of competition policy in telecommunications, bringing together different interested players and experts in the field. On the basis of country case studies, an ITU background paper, presentations and debate, the workshop looked at the relationship between competition law and telecommunication regulation, and identified a number of key issues.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Licensing of Third Generation (3G) Mobile
2001   Publication Notice with Order Form

This report and CD-ROM package are based on the research conducted for the Workshop on the Licensing of 3G Mobile held at ITU in Geneva from 19 to 21 September 2001 as part of the ITU New Initiatives Programme. The report summarizes the issues discussed at the workshop. The CD-ROM contains in-depth background resources and input materials, including the comprehensive background paper; specially commissioned country case studies on China and Hongkong SAR, Chile and Venezuela, Ghana, Japan and Sweden; background resource material and full versions of presentations made by participants. This publication offers a unique in-depth global analysis of the major issues at play in 3G licensing developments and practices and is of considerable interest to regulators, policy-makers and market players alike.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Multilingual Domain Names
2001   Publication Notice with Order Form

This report and CD-ROM package summarizes the major issues concerning Multilingual Domain Names from a global perspective and includes documentation and presentations gathered for the Joint ITU/WIPO Symposium on Multilingual Domain Names held in Geneva on 6 and 7 December 2001. The event, which was organized as part of the ITU New Initiatives Programme, covered issues relating to technology and policy, as well as intellectual property and dispute resolution. This publication provides a unique overview of multilingual domain name history and current developments, enabling the reader to understand the key concepts and implications of this crucial issue in Internet development.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Economic and Regulatory Implications of Broadband
2001   Publication Notice with Order Form

This report and CD-ROM package contains the research carried out for a workshop on the Economic and Regulatory Implications of Broadband, held at ITU, in Geneva, from 2 to 4 May 2001, as part of ITU's New Initiatives Programme. The report summarizes the issues discussed at the Workshop. The CD-ROM contains the 40-page background paper, specially commissioned country case studies on Australia, Italy, Malaysia and South Africa, the background resources gathered during research and the presentations made at the Workshop. The accompanying brochure contains a report of the Workshop. The full package provides perhaps the most in-depth study yet carried out into the current state of broadband deployment worldwide, covering both DSL (digital subscriber line) and cable modem technologies, as well as the likely barriers to further growth.
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The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Fixed-to-Mobile Interconnection
2001   Publication Notice with Order Form

This CD-ROM contains background resources on the regulatory, economic and policy aspects of interconnection between fixed and mobile networks, including a comprehensive issues paper. The CD-ROM also contains a number of country reports (India, Mexico, China and Hong Kong SAR, Finland) on mobile interconnection, as well as materials from the New Initiatives Workshop held on the subject in September 2000. The accompanying brochure contains a report of the Workshop. This CD-ROM is of particular interest to regulatory experts in the field of interconnection as well as those interested in a deeper understanding of the forces at play in our transition to a mobile information society.
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