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1.2 REGULATORY PUBLICATIONS AND POLICY FORUM

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The Changing Role of Government in an Era of Telecom Deregulation. Briefing Reports prepared for the ITU Regulatory Colloquia

Paper
Separate editions in E, F, S

Visions of the Information Society

2003 (1)
The spectacular development of information and communication technologies (ICT) has radically affected the way in which humans work, dialogue with each other, and go about their daily lives. It has transformed the global economy, heralding a new and dynamic “information society”. But what are the real implications of the transformation? Greater security risks? Access to information for everyone, everywhere? This publication, consisting of a book containing expert analyses of different areas and a CD-ROM containing extensive background resources, electronic versions of studies and web references, provides a global reflection on the information society. The authors are renowned experts in their respective fields, and include leading academics and consultants of international repute. The major themes covered are: the perspectives of industrialized and developing countries; network security; ICTs for education; and rights management.

pp.: 144    Price: 60 CHF
Electronic Bookshop
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-10391-X
Article: E: 23631

World Telecommunication Policy Forum IP Telephony

2001 (1)
This CD-ROM, prepared for the World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF-2001) on IP Telephony, held from 7 to 9 March 2001, contains all the background documents relevant to that meeting, including the Secretary-General's report, comments and contributions from the membership, as well as a series of country case studies, each of about 40-50 pages, covering either IP Telephony (Canada, China, Colombia, Korea (Rep.), Peru and Thailand) or Internet diffusion (Bolivia, Egypt, Hungary, Nepal, Singapore and Uganda).

CD-ROM    Price: 70 CHF
Multilingual edition in E, F, S
ISBN: E: 92-61-09167-9 F: 9261091679 S: 9261091679
Article: E: 18764 F: 18764 S: 18764

ITU Internet Reports: The Portable Internet

2004, 6th edition (1)
This report, the sixth in the ITU Internet Report series, analyses the impact and potential of the portable Internet on the changing wireless landscape. In its analysis, the report aims to cover a complete range of aspects, including technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, WiMAX, UWB and IMT-2000), market trends (e.g. convergence, pricing strategies), policy and regulatory issues (e.g. spectrum policy, competition policy), tools for bridging the digital divide (e.g. success stories and country case studies) and choices for society, including future scenarios and societal implications of technologies.

pp.: 262    Price: 100 CHF
Electronic Bookshop
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-10741-9
Article: E: 25325

ITU Internet Reports: Birth of Broadband

2003, 5th edition (1)
This report on the “Birth of Broadband” is the fifth in the ITU Internet Reports series (previously known as “Challenges to the Network”). At a time when the telecommunication industry is struggling with overcapacity and indebtedness, broadband – high-speed Internet access – offers the chance of revitalizing market demand. The number of broadband subscribers was set to double in 2003. This report was specially prepared to coincide with ITU TELECOM WORLD 2003, held in Geneva from 12 to 18 October 2003. The first part presents a series of analytical chapters, backed up by country case studies, graphs and charts. The second part presents the latest available data for broadband and telecommunication use in 206 economies across the globe, including the new release of ITU’s Mobile and Internet Index.

pp.: 200    Price: 100 CHF
Electronic Bookshop
Separate editions in E, R
ISBN: E: 92-61-10351-0 R: 92-61-10354-5
Article: E: 23173 R: 26261

ITU Internet Reports: Internet for a Mobile Generation

2002, 4th edition (1)
This report on Internet for a Mobile Generation is the fourth in the "ITU Internet Reports" series (previously known as "Challenges to the Network"). The key issues addressed in this 2002 edition are: technologies and applications; demand, market structure and economic implications; regulatory and policy aspects. Material from individual country case studies provides valuable and informative insights and a Statistical Annex presents the latest information on the status of Internet developments worldwide.

pp.: 242    Price: 100 CHF
Electronic Bookshop
Separate editions in E, R
ISBN: E: 92-61-09851-7 R: 92-61-09854-1
Article: E: 21294 R: 22958

ITU Internet Reports: IP Telephony

2001, 3rd edition (1)
This report reviews the economic, technical and regulatory factors which are affecting the spread of IP Telephony. It presents original research on case studies on the adaptation of IP Telephony in a number of countries including China, Columbia, Peru and Thailand.

pp.: 168    Price: 100 CHF
Electronic Bookshop
Separate editions in E, R, A
ISBN: E: 92-61-08621-7 R: 92-61-08624-1 A: 92-61-08626-8
Article: E: 18100 R: 20637 A: 20660

The Internet Story: ITU Internet Reports 1997-2003

Collection of the series (1)
This series of reports began in 1997 under the title “Challenges to the Network”. Following the publication of the fifth in what is now known as the “ITU Internet Reports” series, on “Birth of Broadband” (released in September 2003), this CD-ROM, with a booklet summarizing the main issues, now presents the entire series, from 1997 to 2003. Initially presenting the series only up to 2002, this publication now includes the very latest release on Broadband in 2003, with a view to providing our readership with an even more complete series.

pp.: 1    CD-ROM    Price: 300 CHF
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-10167-4 F: 92-61-10167-4 S: 92-61-10167-4
Article: E: 22529 F: 22529 S: 22529

ITU WSIS Thematic Meeting: Countering Spam

2004 (1)
This publication presents the materials and conclusions of a thematic meeting on “Countering Spam” held by ITU from 7 to 9 July 2004, and forms part of the ITU New Initiatives Programme series. Among other things, the contributions delivered by the participants looked at the problem of finding a common approach to spam, and analyse issues ranging from technical solutions, different legislative approaches and international cooperation among different stakeholders. Also looked at is the problem of consumer awareness and education.

pp.: 284    Price: 65 CHF
Electronic Bookshop
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-10751-6
Article: E: 25264

The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Internet Governance

2004 (1)
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-ŕ-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.

pp.: 350    Price: 65 CHF
Electronic Bookshop
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-10711-7
Article: E: 25124

The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Radio Spectrum Management for a Converging World

2004 (1)
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.

pp.: 356    Price: 65 CHF
Electronic Bookshop
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-10721-4
Article: E: 25125

The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Shaping the Future Mobile Information Society

2004 (1)
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.

pp.: 270    Price: 65 CHF
Electronic Bookshop
Separate editions in E, R
ISBN: E: 92-61-10731-1 R: 92-61-10734-6
Article: E: 25126 R: 26545

The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Promoting Broadband

2003 (1)
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.

pp.: 24    Price: 70 CHF
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-10361-8
Article: E: 23174

The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Creating Trust in Critical Network Infrastructures

2002 (1)
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.

pp.: 1    CD-ROM    Price: 70 CHF
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-10081-3
Article: E: 21907

The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Competition Policy in Telecommunications

2002 (1)
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.

pp.: 1    CD-ROM    Price: 70 CHF
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-10181-X
Article: E: 22634

The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Economic and Regulatory Implications of Broadband

2001 (1)
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.

pp.: 1    CD-ROM    Price: 70 CHF
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-09491-0
Article: E: 20538

The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Fixed-to-Mobile Interconnection

2001 (1)
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.

pp.: 1    CD-ROM    Price: 70 CHF
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-09381-7
Article: E: 19986

The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Licensing of Third Generation (3G) Mobile

2001 (1)
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.

pp.: 1    CD-ROM    Price: 70 CHF
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-09651-4
Article: E: 21062

The ITU New Initiatives Programme: Multilingual Domain Names

2001 (1)
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.

pp.: 1    CD-ROM    Price: 70 CHF
Edition in E
ISBN: E: 92-61-09821-5
Article: E: 21115

Colloquium No. 1 – Options for Regulatory Processes and Procedures in Telecommunications

Geneva, February 17-19, 1993 (1)
The Report's purpose is to illuminate the alternatives that exist for national telecommunications regulation and to analyse the advantages and disadvantages of these various options. The Regulatory Colloquium itself, and the preparation of the Briefing Report, were funded by the New ITU Association of Japan. The principal authors are Michael Tyler and Susan Bednarczyk. The views expressed are those of the authors alone.

pp.: 125    Price: 20 CHF
Online
Separate editions in E, F, S
Article: E: 3321 F: 4065 S: 4066

Colloquium No. 2 – Universal Service and Innovation: Fostering Linked Goals through Regulatory Policy

Geneva, December 1-3, 1993 (1)
This publication reviews the different methods by which government and specifically telecommunications regulators seek to pursue two inter-related goals of communication policy: universal service and rapid innovation. The Report seeks to illuminate the alternatives that exist for national telecommunications regulation and to analyse the advantages and disadvantages of these various options. The Regulatory Colloquium itself, and the preparation of the Briefing Report, were funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Germany. The principal author is Michael Tyler. The views expressed are those of the author alone.

pp.: 185    Price: 25 CHF
Online
Separate editions in E, F, S, A
ISBN: E: 92-61-05111-1 F: 92-61-05112-X S: 92-61-05113-8
Article: E: 4364 F: 4363 S: 4365 A: 6204

Colloquium No. 3 – Global Mobile Personal Communications Systems (GMPCS)

Geneva, November 9-11, 1994 (1)
This Report examines some of the major decisions facing governments, regulators and the private sector regarding the introduction of this ambitious and potentially revolutionary new service. The Regulatory Colloquium itself, and the preparation of the Briefing Report, were funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Germany. The principal author is Michael Tyler. The views expressed are those of the author alone.

pp.: 160    Price: 50 CHF
Online
Separate editions in E, F, S, C, A
ISBN: E: 92-61-05531-1 F: 92-61-05532-X S: 92-61-05533-8
Article: E: 5498 F: 5497 S: 5499 C: 7389 A: 6199

Colloquium No. 4 – Interconnection: Regulatory Issues

Geneva, April 19-21, 1995 (1)
The Report's purpose is to examine some of the regulatory issues posed by Interconnection. This critical subject is examined not from a technical viewpoint but recognizing that effective interconnection is vital to competition. The Regulatory Colloquium itself, and the preparation of the Briefing Report, were funded by the World Bank. The principal author is Michael Tyler. The views expressed are those of the author alone.

pp.: 140    Price: 60 CHF
Online
Separate editions in E, F, S, C
ISBN: E: 92-61-05781-0 F: 92-61-05782-9 S: 92-61-05783-7 C: 92-61-05785-3
Article: E: 5772 F: 5771 S: 5773 C: 7390

Colloquium No. 5 – Trade Agreements on Telecommunications: Regulatory Implications

Geneva, December 6-8, 1995 (1)
This Briefing Report concerns the far-reaching implications for the "telecommunications community" (regulators, operators and users) of the Marrakesh Agreement of 1994 that completed the Uruguay Round of international trade negotiations and established the World Trade Organisation (WTO). It also explains in detail the continuing negotiations taking place through the Group on Basic Telecommunications (GBT). The report was prepared by Michael Tyler, Professor William Letwin and Russell Pipe, and funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The views expressed are those of the authors.

pp.: 72    Price: 60 CHF
Online
Separate editions in E, F, S, R, A
ISBN: E: 92-61-06161-3 F: 91-61-06162-1 S: 92-61-06163-X R: 92-61-06164-8
Article: E: 6482 F: 6483 S: 6484 R: 9589 A: 7092

Colloquium No. 6 – Regulatory Implications of Telecommunications Convergence

Geneva, 11-13 December 1996 (1)
This Briefing Report of the Sixth Colloquium assesses the challenges and opportunities confronting regulators that arise from the rapid convergence of telecommunications technologies and markets. Spurred by dramatic technical developments, such as high-speed digital telephony, cable television, wireless technologies, and the Internet, the lines between traditional common carrier telephone ("conduit") services and broadcast-based information and entertainment ("content") services are becoming increasingly blurred. These trends are compelling regulators to re-examine many of the fundamental policies and institutional structures whose goals are to guide telecommunications industry evolution for the benefit of society. The Regulatory Colloquium itself and the preparation of the Briefing Report were funded by the World Bank and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The principal author is Mr. David Townsend. The views expressed are those of the author alone.

pp.: 96    Price: 60 CHF
Online
Separate editions in E, F, S, R, C, A
ISBN: E: 92-61-06441-8 F: 92-61-06442-6 S: 92-61-06443-4 R: 92-61-06444-2
Article: E: 9707 F: 9708 S: 9709 R: 15461 C: 11911 A: 10520

Colloquium No. 7 – Transforming Economic Relationships in International Telecommunications

Geneva, 3-5 December 1997 (1)
This Briefing Report was prepared for the seventh ITU Regulatory Colloquium, held at ITU Headquarters in Geneva on 3-5 December 1997. The topic of the Seventh Colloquium was a detailed examination of the present crisis in the international system by which payments are made between countries for international telecommunications services (known, for short, as the "accounting rate" problem). The Colloquium examined in detail alternatives to the present system as well as means by which the system may be adjusted to reflect current realities.

pp.: 160    Price: 60 CHF
Online
Separate editions in E, F, S, R, C, A
ISBN: E: 92-61-06751-4 F: 92-61-06752-2 S: 92-61-06753-0 A: 96-61-06756-5
Article: E: 12283 F: 12284 S: 12285 R: 14112 C: 14120 A: 12667

Colloquium No. 8 – Telecommunications Regulatory Issues for Electronic Commerce

Geneva, 14-16 December 1998 (1)
The eighth Colloquium examined the role that the telecommunications policy maker and regulator could most usefully play in the development of electronic commerce. While there is an already enormous and growing literature on e-commerce, relatively little attention has been paid to the link between e-commerce and telecommunication regulation. In addition, relatively little attention has been paid to providing guidance to telecom officials in developing countries on this link. The analysis in this Briefing Report is intended to help fill this gap.

pp.: 60    Price: 50 CHF
Electronic Bookshop
Separate editions in E, F, S, A
ISBN: E: 92-61-08051-0 F: 92-61-08052-9 S: 92-61-08053-7 A: 92-61-08056-1
Article: E: 15650 F: 15658 S: 15659 A: 17487

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