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Session on implementation of projects related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies, including implementation of ITU Regional Initiatives

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Time and place: Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 14:30 – 1​7​:30 (Room K)

This sessio
n/workshop o​n implementation of projects related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies will take place at ITU Headquarters (ITU Montbrillant building, Room K) in Geneva, Switzerland on​ Wednesday, 25 September 2019, from 14:30 to 17:30 prior to the ITU-D Study Group 1 Question 1/1 Rapporteur Group meeting dedicated to “​Strategies and policies for the deployment of broadband in developing countries​”.​​​

​​​Background information

The session/workshop on implementation of projects related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies, including implementation of ITU Regional Initiatives will be held prior to the Question 1/1 Rapporteur Group meeting, as a part of implementation of the Question 1/1 workplan. This workshop is addressed to representatives of ministries, regulators, telecom operators, universities and general education institutions, telecommunication equipment manufacturers, research and design institutes, software developers and other interested ITU stakeholders (Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academia).

The outcomes of the workshop will feed into the Question 1/1 work and serve as a basis for the preparation of an overview of the state of implementation of the different project that are related to broadband deployment. ​

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[14:30 - 14:40] Welcome and setting the scene

Mr Vadym Kaptur, Ukraine, Question 1/1 Co-Rapporteur
​Mr Fred Ong’aro, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)(Kenya), Question 1/1 Co-Rapporteur 

[14:40 - 16:00] ITU projects related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies

    • [14:40 - 15:00] Overview of global ITU projects related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies​
    • Ms Nancy Sundberg, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)
    • [15:00 - 15:20] Overview of projects related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies in Africa, including imple​mentation of the WTDC-17 Regional initiative “AFR2: Promotion of emerging broadband technologies”
    • ​Mr Fred Ong’aro, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)(Kenya), Question 1/1 Co-Rapporteur
    • [15:20 - 15:40] Overview of the projects that are related to the broadband deployment and broadband access technologies in the Americas region, including implementation of WTDC17 Regional initiative “AMS3: Deployment of broadband infrastructure, especially in rural and neglected areas, and strengthening of broadband access to services and applications”​​
    • ​Ms Jane Coffin, Internet Society (ISOC), Question 1/1 Vice-Rapporteur
    • ​[15:40 - 16:00] Overview of projects related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies in Arab states​ ​​​
      Mr Yahya Al Hajri, Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)(Oman)


[16:00 - 16:20] Coffee/tea break​

[16:20 - 17:20] ITU projects related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies (continued)

    • [16:20 - 16:40] Overview of projects related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies i​n Asia-Pacific, including implementation of the WTDC-17 Regional initiatives “ASP3: Fostering development of infrastructure to enhance digital connectivity” and “ASP4: Enabling policy and regulatory environments”
      ​Mr Yasuhiko Kawasumi, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japan)
    • [16:40 - 17:00] Overview of project related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies in theCommonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including implementation of the WTDC-17 Regional initiative “CIS5: Fostering innovative solutions and partnership for the implementation of Internet of Things technologies and their interaction in telecommunication networks, including 4G, IMT-2020 and next-generation networks, in the interests of sustainable development”
      Mr Vadym Kaptur, Ukraine, Question 1/1 Co-Rapporteur ​
      Mr Farid Nakhli, ITU Regional Office for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

    • [17:00 - 17:20] Overview of projects related to broadband deployment and broadband access technologies in Europe, including implementation of the WTDC-17 Regional initiative “EUR1: Broadband infrastructure, broadcasting and spectrum management”​ ​​​
      Mr Jaroslaw Ponder, ITU Office for Europe

[17:20 - 17:30] Wrap-up and closing

Mr Vadym Kaptur, Ukraine, Question 1/1 Co-Rapporteur
​Mr Fred Ong’aro, Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)(Kenya), Question 1/1 Co-Rapporteur