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1 Lisbon, Portugal 22 April 2009 Alexander Ntoko Head, Corporate Strategy Division International Telecommunication Secretary-General’s Report to WTPF 2009

2 April 2009 Committed to Connecting the World 2 ITU WTPF  Established by PP-1994, Kyoto  To provide a venue for exchanging views & information  To create a shared global vision on issues arising from rapid technological developments World Telecommunication Policy Forum

3 April 2009 Committed to Connecting the World 3  WTPF Informal Experts Group  Member States & Sector Members from all regions  Meetings:  First Meeting: 24 June 2008  Second Meeting: 24-November 2008  Third Meeting: January 2009  Fourth Meeting: 20 April 2009 WTPF Preparation

4 April 2009 Committed to Connecting the World 4  WTPF 2009 addresses:  Convergence, including Internet-related public policy matters  Next-Generation Networks and Internet  Emerging telecom policy & regulatory issues  New and emerging issues & the evolution of ICTs may necessitate review of ITRs Section 1

5 April 2009 Committed to Connecting the World 5  Convergence is one of the most important forces driving ICT markets  It is changing the way services are delivered, charged for & accessed  ITU is considering implications for delivery of essential social services:  e-health, e-banking, e-education, e-government, capacity-building Section 2

6 April 2009 Committed to Connecting the World 6  NGNs will have wide-ranging implications for end-users, regulators & operators  NGNs may play an important role in bridging the digital divide  Potential challenges include:  Need for new investment, interoperability, security, spectrum allocation etc. Section 3

7 April 2009 Committed to Connecting the World 7  Internet-related public policy matters  Rapid expansion of IP-based networks creates potential new issues  Lack of consensus on key issues  Ongoing need for capacity-building & enabling environment  Challenge for policy-makers in protecting rights of all stakeholders Section 4

8 April 2009 Committed to Connecting the World 8  Emerging policy issues  Impact of ICTs on environment  ICTs in mitigating disasters & emergencies  Issues related to NGNs  Need to build confidence & security in use of ICTs - Global Cybersecurity Agenda  Protecting children online  ICT accessibility  Spectrum & orbit resource-sharing Section 5

9 April 2009 Committed to Connecting the World 9  ITRs are treaty-level instrument  Current ITRs unchanged since 1 July 1990  Resolution 146 of PP consensus on review process:  Two separate processes for existing provisions & new telecom issues  To culminate in World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012? Section 6

10 April 2009 Committed to Connecting the World 10 Draft Opinions 1. Implications of the advent of NGNs & advanced broadband access Internet-related public policy matters ICTs & the environment Collaborative strategies for creating confidence & security in the use of ICTs Capacity building in support of the adoption of IPv6 International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs)

11 April 2009 Committed to Connecting the World 11 I nternational T elecommunication U nion (ITU) Committed to connecting the world


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