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Question 9

Economic and regulatory impact of the Internet, convergence (services or infrastructure) and new services, such as over the top (OTT), on international telecommunication services and networks

(Continuation of Question 9/3)

Motivation
Convergence and new services are fostered by advances in radio access networking and by the explosive growth of mobile devices, as viewers can enjoy communication, videos, personalized services and social media on the move.
A case in point is the economic impact of Over the Top (OTTs) applications and their effect on the telecommunication ecosystem. This is a significant development and requires further study to promote access, affordability, competitiveness, sustainable investment and innovation.

Question
Economic and regulatory impact of the Internet, convergence (services or infrastructure) and new services, such as Over the Top (OTT) services and their impact on the development of telecommunications networks and services.

Tasks
Studying the specific international and regional aspects of the economic and regulatory impact of Internet, convergence, OTTs, and future IP services, with explicit consideration to developing countries.

Relationships
– ITU-D study groups
– Regional and International Organizations