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Global Symposia for Regulators: The History  

Smart Regulation for a Broadband World

Enabling Tomorrow’s Digital World

Hands-on or Hands-off? Stimulating growth through effective ICT regulation

The 9th edition of the annual GSR event addressed the challenges of convergence and the changing role of the regulator (more...)

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Six Degrees of Sharing

(participants: 536 - countries: 97)

The 8th annual GSR focused on best practices in regulatory measures to foster and encourage the sharing of infrastructure resources and the potential of such measures to stimulate investment and growth in the ICT sector to meet the WSIS targets and Millennium Development Goals. (more...)


NGN Regulation

(participants: 471 - countries: 111)

The focus of this year’s meeting was the road to next-generation networks: can regulators promote investment and achieve open access? The meeting examined pressing regulatory issues such as NGN investment, competition, interconnection, consumer protection, universal access and international internet interconnection. (more ...)


Regulation in the Broadband World

(participants: 390 - countries: 110)

The GSR’s new vision for enhanced broadband deployment, which encompasses reduced regulatory burdens, innovative incentives and coordinated efforts, is designed to rapidly unleash commercial broadband deployment opportunities, (more ...)


Licensing in an Era of Convergence

(participants: 350 - countries: 106)

The meeting focused on ways to adapt and evolve licensing and regulatory structures to cope with convergence of information and communications technology sectors. The chairperson of the GSR was Kathleen Q. Abernathy, a member of the Federal Communications Commission of the United States. The GSR was held in conjunction with the Second Annual Meeting of Regional Regulatory Associations, held 7 December 2004 at the same location in Geneva, (more ...)


Promoting Universal Access to ICT's

(participants: 300 - countries: 98)

"Bridging the digital divide can be achieved," said Hamadoun I. TourÚ, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT). "Developing countries have all the tools at their disposal now to make the universal access dream a reality," the BDT Director added. "The measures identified by the world’s regulators are entirely feasible. But they need the full support of governments at the highest level. I have no doubt that this support will come from the heads of state and governments participating in the World Summit on the Information Society." (more ...)


Regulating for end-users

(participants: 200 - countries: 50)

The third annual Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR), organized by BDT and hosted by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA), Hong Kong, China, focused on regulating for end-users, especially in achieving universal access. GSR 2002 unveiled a series of regulatory models on establishing a fund to jump-start financing for the deployment of basic and advanced communications services in rural and other un-served areas. (more ...)


Effective Regulation

(participants: 369 - countries: 102)

The second annual Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) was organized around the theme of ‘effective regulation’ and sought support for affordable and geographically-accessible skill-building for regulatory staff particularly in the legal, economic and accounting fields. (more ...)


Launching the dialogue among Regulators

(participants: 215 - countries: 80)

The Development Symposium for Regulators is a watershed event for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), marking the first time that ITU has organized an event just for telecommunications regulators and policy-makers interested in establishing a regulatory body. (more ...)

  • Chairperson:
    Mr. Cuthbert Lekaukau,
    Executive Chairman of the Botswana Telecommunications Authority

  • Chairperson's report




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