Regulatory Forum for Europe on “Future Regulation for Inclusive Connectivity” was held from 30 September to 1 October 2019 in Budva, Montenegro, within the framework of the Festival of ICT Achievements – INFOFEST 2019. The opening ceremony of the INFOFEST took place on 29 September 2019 at 20:30.
The Forum was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services of Montenegro (EKIP).
This Regional Forum was held within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Broadband infrastructure, broadcasting and spectrum management that aimed at facilitating the high-speed connectivity with resilient and synergistic infrastructure development, deployment and sharing, whilst ensuring a trusted and quality user experience. This event provided a unique opportunity for high-level dialogue between stakeholders on strategies and policies directed towards broadband development in the region, while discussing the challenges and opportunities offered by resilient high speed networks couple with regulatory actions that were flexible and collaborative. This event also offered an opportunity for setting up particular actions to assist countries in need on regulatory matters.
It covered in particular the following aspects:
- Trends in ICT policy & regulation
- National broadband and 5G plans and strategies fostering the development of gigabit society
- Economic policies and innovative business models for inclusive connectivity
- New regulatory tools aiming at even more effective delivery by regulatory authorities, including spectrum monitoring, mapping of infrastructure, quality of service measurement.
Representatives of European Regulatory Agencies, Ministries, Operators of electronic communications, Academia as well as representatives and experts of international organizations and institutions in charge of the regulation and development policy of electronic communications were invited to take part in this Forum