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1 Committed to Connecting the World Regulatory Resources for Capacity Building: Regional Networks and Mandates - Role, standards, resources available to the regulators Legal Frameworks for ICTs Building Capacity and Implementing Regulation St. Julians Malta 21 st April 2014 Malcolm Johnson, Director Telecommunication Standardization Bureau International Telecommunication Union

2 Committed to Connecting the World About ITU… The United Nations Specialized Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) Founded in Paris in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union 2015 will mark 150 years of experience and innovation

3 Committed to Connecting the World ITUs Global Presence

4 Committed to Connecting the World Leading Private Sector Members

5 Committed to Connecting the World ITUs Structure Radiocommunication ITU-R Coordinates global wireless communication Standardization ITU-T Produces interoperable technical ICT standards Development ITU-D Provides assistance to the un-connected The General Secretariat provides intersectoral coordination for the whole organization

6 Committed to Connecting the World ITU-R: Radiocommunication Sector Manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits

7 Committed to Connecting the World ITU-T: Standardization Sector Produces international standards covering all fields of telecommunications. Defines tariff and accounting principles for international telecommunication services

8 Committed to Connecting the World Why is standardization important? International Standards essential in a complex world Standards make things easier Essential for international communications … and global trade Drive competitiveness … efficiency, responsiveness and innovation Standards provide interoperability and economies of scale Lower prices and increase availability by reducing technical barriers and promoting compatibility between systems and networks Manufacturers, network operators and consumers benefit All ITU-T Recommendations are freely available

9 Committed to Connecting the World …breathing new life into old infrastructure ITU-T Recommendations for G.fast, a new broadband standard that can deliver superfast broadband (up to 1Gb/s) over traditional copper telephone wires 9

10 Committed to Connecting the World Connecting medics with patient data ITU-T H.810 gives interoperability guidelines for personal health systems Work progressing on enabling remote patient monitoring 10

11 Committed to Connecting the World Common Patent Policy RAND Patent Policy and Guidelines adopted by ITU, ISO and IEC in 2008 Current litigation on standards essential patents Meaning of Reasonable Use of injunctions Non-discrimation 11 SEP=Standards Essential Patent

12 Committed to Connecting the World Human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) 12 ITU App on EMF Public Database Database empowers consumers

13 Committed to Connecting the World ITU and Accessibility Champions principles of Universal Design enshrined in the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Includes accessibility features in all standards Strong advocacy focus Regular workshops

14 Committed to Connecting the World Emergency Communications Consistent approach for the transmission of warning or alerting messages Call prioritization for emergency calls in a disaster area Emergency call numbers Common alerting protocol (CAP) ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

15 Committed to Connecting the World Bridging the standardization gap ITU organizes workshops and seminars anywhere in the world Meetings in the regions Fellowships (travel and/or hotel) for participation in meetings Remote Participation Over 40 new countries participating since 2006 ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

16 Committed to Connecting the World Standards in academia Kaleidoscope brings academia and industry together: 2014 St Petersburg Academic membership category great success – 45 ITU-T members 16

17 Committed to Connecting the World Flight data tracking Following request from Malaysian Government… ITU will convene experts dialogue on real-time monitoring of flight data Malaysia, May ITU: Committed to Connecting the World

18 Committed to Connecting the World Standards for autonomous networked driving 18 Future Networked Car event & Collaboration on Intelligent Transport join car and ICT industries to forge new era of personal transport Call for ITU and UNECE to organise roundtable discussion of key stakeholders

19 Committed to Connecting the World Smart water Multistakeholder ITU-led effort to create greater efficiencies in the distribution of water Focus Group and new report together with UNESCO 19

20 Committed to Connecting the World ITU-D: Development Sector Assists the development of ICTs in the developing world

21 Committed to Connecting the World A fast changing and dynamic sector Mobile cellular subscriptions nearly equals the worlds population Active mobile broadband subscriptions surpassed 2 billion in 2013 Smartphones are leading the way in drawing consumers online IP traffic continues to show strong growth Apps market adds millions of users per month Source: ITU, based on data from ITU, Gartner, Cisco VNI, Telegeography and IDC.

22 Committed to Connecting the World Communications in a digital world Competition Technical convergence Digital broadcasting and new online content, new delivery means New business models (advertizing), and importance of managing traffic flow Need for more IP addresses to connect all devices Need for security and reliability Source: ITU, Trends in telecommunication Reform – Special Edition

23 Committed to Connecting the World The evolution to 4th generation regulation Note: *2013 estimates. Source: ITU, Trends in telecommunication Reform – Special Edition

24 Committed to Connecting the World ITU Publications and Reports Broadband Thematic reports in 2013: Developing successful Public-Private Partnerships to foster investment in universal broadband networks Competition and regulation in a converged broadband world Net neutrality: a regulatory perspective Spectrum policies in a hyperconnected digital mobile world International roaming services: a review of best practice policies Global and regional IP interconnection Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2013 : Transnational aspects of regulation in a networked society Publications.aspx Regulatory, Economic and Financial Reports 2013: Strategies for the deployment of NGN and NGA in a broadband environment – regulatory and economic aspects ITU Study on Taxing telecommunications/ICT services: an overview Regulating broadband prices 4 th generation regulation: a new model of regulation for the digital ecosystem White spaces: managing spaces or better managing inefficiencies Interconnection charging models in a national broadband network environment Digital broadcasting and online content delivery Digital transactions in todays smart society The Need for More IP Addresseswww.itu.int/trends-special Trends in Telecommunication Reform Special edition

25 Committed to Connecting the World Opening Debate: redefining responsibilities in a data driven digital world Changing ICT consumer behaviors: consumer empowerment and protection in the digital age Why competition matters Big data: an opportunity or a threat? Is it time to rethink spectrum licensing? Manama, Bahrain, 3 to 5 June Chaired by Dr M. Al Amer, Chairman of TRA, Bahrain Network Debate: Meeting the demand for capacity, are we getting there? Is it time to rethink spectrum licensing? New business models driven by digital communications and services Regulatory impact assessment: spurring regulatory efficiency New types of converged regulators How to monitor broadband plan/digital agendas implementation? Themes Global Symposium for Regulators

26 Committed to Connecting the World ITU Training Workshops on Economic Regulation 26

27 Committed to Connecting the World 27 Online tools: ITU/World Bank ICT Regulation Toolkit 6 thematic modules Regulating the telecommunications sector - overview Competition and price regulation Authorization of Telecommunication/ICT Services Universal Access and Service Radio Spectrum management Legal and institutional framework

28 Committed to Connecting the World ITUs Capacity Building Programme 28 Mandate/main purpose: to assist the ITU membership by ensuring that human and institutional capacity building in the field of telecommunications/ICTs is of the utmost quality and is available worldwide.

29 Committed to Connecting the World Capacity Building: ITU Academy Launched in October 2012 as the main tool for advancing and harnessing all the cross sectoral capacity building Various capacity building interventions 2500 professionals per year over the past twelve years. The Centres of Excellence Closer collaboration forged between the ITU Academy and the Academia Topics: Policy and Regulation Technologies & services Business & Management

30 Committed to Connecting the World 30 CoE ITUs Centres of Excellence (CoEs) Network ASP-CoE 2014: Selected Online Training Programme Broadband Policy for Universal Access Wireless security practices for policy makers and regulators Economic Aspects of Spectrum Management Innovative Applications for Rural Broadband Community Quality of Service of Telecom Services from a regulators perspective CVAS Licensing Regime Africa CoE 2014 training: ICT Policy and Regulation (with emphasis on Licensing) Satellite Communication Wireless Networking Broadband Network: FIBRE, NGN, WIMAX, WI-FI Cloud Computing IPV6 Interconnection Costing ICT Application Products and Services Broadband Ecosystem Services and Technical Aspects of TNT

31 Committed to Connecting the World Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March to 10 April Setting the agenda for ICT development over the next four years Dubai Action Plan Objectives: 1) Foster international cooperation on telecommunication/ICT development issues. 2) Foster an enabling environment conducive to ICT development and foster the deployment of telecommunication/ICT networks as well as relevant applications and services, including bridging the standardization gap. 3) Enhance confidence and security in the use of telecommunications/ICTs, and roll-out of relevant applications and services. 4) Build human and institutional capacity, provide data and statistics, promote digital inclusion and provide concentrated assistance to countries in special need. 5) Enhance environmental protection, climate-change adaptation and mitigation, and disaster-management efforts through telecommunications/ICTs.

32 International Telecommunication Union Committed to Connecting the World Thank YOU


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