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ITU/BDT Regional Telecommunications Economic and Financial Forum for Arab States ,Muscat, Oman, 6 – 7 December 2016

This year, the theme of the Arab Regional Telecommunications Economic and Financial Forum will be « Affordability of Infrastructure, infrastructure sharing and connectivity » 

The aim of The Forum is to foster affordable access to the digital world by providing concerned stakeholders with a platform to identify the appropriate policy, regulatory, technical and commercial measures to achieve affordable access to broadband access and services.

The forum will discuss the following topics:

  1. Affordable access to Broadband services
  • Minimizing barriers to Broadband adoption
  • Innovative investment models
  • Infrastructure Sharing to promote Market Competition
  • Economic and financial issues in a converged Broadband environment
  1. Costing methodologies, tariff policies for Broadband Services, and Significant Market Power (SMP) in the region - Experience from countries
  • Challenges in the Digital Ecosystem
  1. Machine-to-machine, Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Computing and new business opportunities