Presentation on theme: "ITU-D Activities in Europe ITU Regional Forum on Broadband"— Presentation transcript:
1 FORUM2012 Tirana, Albania www.itu.int/ITU-D/EUR/rf/broadband ITU-D Activities in EuropeITU Regional Forum on BroadbandFORUM2012 Tirana, AlbaniaRegional Approaches in Europe
2 Global ICT Developments, 2000-2011 5.9 billion Mobile cellular subscriptions in 2011*2.4 billion Internet users in 2011*Internet users reached worldwide an estimated 2.4 billion by the end of 2011, with over one-third of the world’s population now online. However, at the start of 2012, almost two out of every three people are still not yet using the Internet, with even fewer connected via a broadband connection.Fixed broadband penetration level stands at 4.8 in developing countries compared to 26% in developed countries and Europe.Mobile broadband has grown fast and reached an estimated 1.19 billion subscriptions in more than 160 countries by the end of 2011.1.19 billion Mobile broadband subscriptions in 2011*
3 Europe Leads the Broadband Race In 2011 Some of the CEE Countries Amongst 25 Top Broadband Economies • Europe leads in broadband connectivity, with fixed- and mobile-broadband penetration reaching 26% and 54%, respectively.• A number of developing countries have been able to leverage mobile-broadband technologies to overcome infrastructure barriers and provide high-speed Internet services to previously unconnected areas. In Africa, mobile-broadband penetration has reached 4%, compared with less than 1% forfixed-broadband penetration.• The world’s top broadband economies are from Europe and Asia and the Pacific. In the Republic of Korea mobile-broadband penetration exceeds 90%.Over the last decade, countries across South Eastern Europe have made tremendous efforts to review and adapt their legal and regulatory frameworks to the fast changes taking place in the ICT sector and towards building tomorrow’s digital society. Inspired by the work being carried out in the European Union and the desire to bring their regulatory frameworks into conformity with the acquis communautaire, almost all have adopted simplified general authorization licensing regimes that reduce the barriers to market entry. As a result, ICT markets throughout the region are now competitive.That said, whilst the continent of Europe is undoubtedly the global leader in broadband connectivity, with fixed- and mobile-broadband penetration rates of 26% and 54% respectively, the picture in south east Europe is rather mixed, with a substantial broadband divide separating those that are already among the top 25 broadband economies -- Cyprus, Greece, Malta and Slovenia – from the rest. Bridging this divide will require substantial efforts.
4 Fixed Broadband Development in Selected Countries of South Eastern Europe Fixed Broadband Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants and Internet UsersThis slide presents five year growth dynamics in fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants and internet users in selected countries of south eastern Europe.Source: ITU World Telecommunication Indicators Database
5 Mobile Broadband Development in Selected Countries in South Eastern Europe Mobile BB: Mobile Cellular Subscriptions with Access to Data Communication at Broadband SpeedAnd this one mobile cellular subscriptions with access to data communication at broadband speed. As we may see differences are significant across this region.Source: ITU World Telecommunication Indicators Database
6 Accompanying Countries Broadband Broadband Case Studies2012: Albania2012: Macedonia2012: RomaniaNLP-BBI2011 Joint ITU–Poland Project on New Legislative Paradigms for Broadband Infrastructure DevelopmentBroadband Commission2 April 2012, Ohrid, MacedoniaEuropean Commissionaires: EU Commissionaire, Serbia, MacedoniaRegional Forum on Broadband6/7 September 2012, Tirana, Albania
7 Accompanying Countries Cybersecurity ITU - IMPACTCountry AssessmentsSerbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, MontenegroMontenegro2012: Computer Incident Response TeamCurriculum for Executive Master Studies on Cybersecurity2012: MontenegroMeetingsRegional Seminar for CIS/EUR on Children Online ProtectionApril 2011, Odessa, UkraineCross-regional Seminar on Cybersecurity for EUR/CIS/ASPMarch 2012, Odessa, Ukraine Regional Cybersecurity Forum23-25 October 2012, Bulgaria
8 Accompanying Countries Broadcast./Telecom/Others AlbaniaDevelopment of the National Broadband PlanTender for Setting up a Spectrum Monitoring CenterStrategy for National Numbering Plan DevelopmentSerbiaWithin the framework of the PP-10 Resolution 126 on rebuilding the broadcasting infrastructure ITU accompanies JP ETV, and carries out series of activities facilitating reconstruction process
9 Regional Initiatives ICT applications, including e-health Regional initiative comprises of 3-years activity to share best practices in the implementation of e-applications, including e-health.To this end it aims at assisting countries in the capacity of building an e-healthcare delivery service using the potential of telecommunication and ICT’s applications, in particular focusing on the mobile technologies.Project document has been elaborated and consulted with the member states. Series of actions have been proposed as follows:i. Elaboration of comprehensive report based on two background documents (mid-2012) focusing on technology, business and regulation as well as results of the experts group meeting, including case studies (September 2012),ii. web-platform/e-repository of m-health case studies and best-practices (2012),iii. policy and regulatory self-assessment toolkit (2013),iv. twinning programme facilitating transfer of knowledge between European administrations (2013),v. direct assistance to countries (2013/2014).
10 Regional InitiativesE-accessibility in Central and Eastern Europe (Internet and digital television) for blind people and people with visual impairment problemsRegional initiative comprises of 3-years activity to provide assistance to Member States in order to offer e-accessibility (including Internet and information access) for blind people and people with visual impairment problems. Based on the information collected via a questionnaire a background material has been elaborated and consulted with the European administrations in order to ensure that the activities proposed within the framework of the RI correspond to real needs of countries.Project document builds upon three components, as follows:creating best practice: pilot projects in at least three CEE countries leading towards establishment of the ICT Assistive Technology Telecenters for All as well as provision of equipment (specialized hardware and software) in five national/public libraries and schools for blind (2012/2013),building capacities: a workshop for CEE administrations to build their capacities on e-accessibility and twinning programmes (2013),wide-spreading adoption of access services via digital television: hands on training for relevant TV program producers and digital TV engineering staff on planning, production and offer of audio description/audio captioning services.
11 Regional Initiatives Digital Broadcasting Regional initiative comprises a 3-years activity to assist countries in Central and Easter Europe to perform smooth and successful switchover from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting in period June 2011 – June It will provide assistance in resolving regulatory, political, technological and economic challenges which the beneficiary countries of Central and Eastern Europe are facing with regard to Migration from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting. Experiences and best practices will be shared and recommendations on the way forward for implementation of the Regional Initiative in the region and related countries will be formulated. Set of activities has been elaborated based on the information provided via a questionnaire about the actual situation and Administration Round Table (Gyor, 2011).List of activities include the following:a high-level round table at the ministerial level and regulatory workshop/seminar (Seminar and Regional Development Forum on Transition to Digital Broadcasting, Borderline Frequency Coordination and Digital Dividend, 7-9 May 2012, Republic of Poland),follow-up seminar and technical workshop (5-7 November 2012/2013),country assistance (set of regional experts have been identified and series of twinning programmes are planned for 2012/2013),knowledge database and discussion forum (dedicated ASO/DD website to be promoted in coordination with Romanian Administration),closure seminar and administration round table (planned for mid-2014).
12 Building Capacity Center of Excellence European NodesGreece: INA AcademyTFYR Macedonia: St. Cyril & Mathody UniveristyPoland: NTI (National Telecommunication Institute)Turkey: Turk Telekom Academyacademy.itu.intITU Centres of ExcellenceThese are institutions sharing expertise, resources and capacity-building know-how in telecommunications and ICTs training/education, distributed around the world.Designed to offer continuous education to ICT managers in the public and private spheres through face-to-face or distance learning programmes, the Centres serve as regional focal points for professional development, research, and knowledge sharing, as well as providing specialist training services to external clients.Recent TrainingsMarch 2012: Digital Dividend, Greece (face-to-face)June 2012: Future Internet (online)November 2012: Mobile Broadband: LTE/LTE-Advanced, WiMAX and WLAN (online)
13 Promoting Public and Private Partnership and New Membership Promotion of ITU aimed at identification of new members in particular amongst European private sectors and academiaCloser work with AcademiaAcademic Experts Group MeetingsIdentification of Academic networksNovember 2012
14 Accompanying Region in Global Actions Girls in ICTs Day / 26 April 2012Celebration of international dayPromotion campaign across the regionHundreds of events celebrating Girls in ICTs Day in 31 European countriesShowcasing held at the WSIS Forum 2012, Geneva16 May 201
15 Accompanying Region in Global Actions World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12)3-14 December 2012, DubaiGlobal Symposium for Regulators2-4 October 2012, Sri Lanka TELECOM14-18 October 2012WSIS Process
16 WTDC-14 2014 World Telecommunication Development Conference March/April 2014Sharm el Sheik, EgyptEuropean Regional Preparatory Meeting25 to 29 November 2013Republic of SerbiaCommon European ProposalsWhat recommendations may be put forward? Broadband?
17 Thank you very much for your attention!!! Europe Coordination, ITU