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ITU-D STUDY GROUPS 1 AND 2
 
STUDY GROUP 1
The mandate of STUDY GROUP 1 on "Enabling environment for the development of telecommunications/ICTs" is:

- National telecommunication/ICT policy, regulatory, technical and strategy development which best enables countries to benefit from the impetus of telecommunications/ICTs, including, infrastructure supportive of broadband services, cloud computing, network functions virtualization (NFV), consumer protection and future networks as an engine for sustainable growth.
- Economic policies and methods of determining costs of services related to national telecommunications/ICTs including facilitating the implementation of the digital economy.
- Access to telecommunications/ICTs for rural and remote areas.
- National policies, regulations, and strategies for providing access to telecommunications/ICTs in rural and remote areas.
- Access to telecommunication/ICT services by persons with disabilities and other persons with specific needs.
- Migration and adoption of digital broadcasting and implementation of new services.
 
STUDY GROUP 2
The mandate of STUDY GROUP 2 on "ICT services and applications for the promotion of sustainable development" is:

- Services and applications supported by telecommunications/ICTs.
- Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs.
- The use of telecommunications/ICTs in monitoring and mitigating the impact of climate change particularly on developing countries.
- Combating counterfeit telecommunications/ICT devices and combating theft of mobile telecommunication devices.
- Implementation of conformance and interoperability testing for telecommunication/ICT devices and equipment.
- Human exposure to electromagnetic fields and safe disposal of electronic waste.