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1 1 WCIT-12 & ITR-12 (Dubai, 3-14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR Federal Office of Communications OFCOM / IR Federal Office of Communications ITR-12 of the WCIT-12 (Dubai, )

2 2 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR WCIT-12: Mandate (1 / 3) Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland Terms of the mandate of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) To revise the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITR) adopted at the WATTC in Melbourne in 1988 (World Administrative Telephone and Telegraph Conference) Goals of the revision of the ITR-1988 : To adapt the ITR to the new realities of 2012, i.e. : Fixed networks & services based (more and more) on the IP protocol Mobile networks and services (GSM, UMTS, satellite, etc.) Liberalized telecommunications markets: at national and global levels General comment: ITR-1988 is an agreement between monopolistic operators (PTTs); ITR-2012 is an agreement between Member States of the ITU

3 3 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR WCIT-12: Context (2 / 3) Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland Political context, WCIT-12 : media campaign in the USA, taken up in Europe, suspecting the ITU, through the WCIT-12, of: interfering in Internet governance favouring control of content on the internet and limiting freedom of expression Message from the ITU at the opening of the WCIT-12 to explain the role of the organization Transmission of the message of the United Nations SG Mr. Ban Ki Moon Invitation from the president of ICANN, who stressed the complementarity between the ITU and ICANN Speech and press conference by the SG of the ITU, H. Touré

4 4 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR WCIT-12: Coordination (3 / 3) Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland Active participation of the CH delegation in two series of European coordination during the WCIT-12:  CEPT coordination (EU + Switzerland + Turkey, Russia, etc.) conducted by Portugal  EU coordination, conducted by the Commission (the CH delegation was invited to participate actively) During the WCIT-12, the Commission participated under the umbrella of Cyprus (in charge of the EU Presidency) N.B. 1: This dual coordination has created confusion on the European positions between the CEPT and the EU N.B. 2 : Although in a minority, the hard wing of the European countries (UK, Sweden, Czech Republic and the Netherlands) prevailed N.B. 3: The USA gave the appearance of having a more conciliatory position.

5 5 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland Final acts of the WCIT-12 New version of the ITR-12 with New preamble 10 articles, including two new and/or modified articles 2 Appendices 5 new resolutions Results of the WCIT-12 (1 / 6)

6 6 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland Changes in the ITR-12 (2 / 6) Preamble: additions "The Member States affirm their commitment to implement these Regulations in a manner that respects and upholds their human rights obligations". ”These regulations recognize the right of access of Member States to international telecommunications services" General changes: CCITT recommendations  ITU-T recommendations Administration (PTT)  Member states Administration (PTT)  Authorized operating agencies Recognized private operations  Recognized or authorized operating agencies

7 7 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland Changes in the ITR-12 (3 / 6) New articles 5A: Security and robustness of networks 5B: Unsolicited bulk electronic communications 8A: Energy efficiency / e-waste 8 B: Accessibility

8 8 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland Changes in the ITR-12 (4 / 6) Amended provisions: Art. 1: Purpose and scope of the Regulations  a): Addition “These Regulations do not address the content-related aspects of telecommunications”  2A - abis): Addition "These Regulations also contain provisions applicable to those operating agencies, authorized or recognized, by a Member State,...”

9 9 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland Changes in the ITR-12 (5 / 6) Amended provisions: Art. 3: International network  31A: “..To ensure that international telecommunication numbering resources specified in ITU-T Recommendations are used only by the assignees and only for the purposes for which they were assigned..”  31 B: “..to ensure that international calling line (CLI) information is provided taking into account the relevant ITU-R Transmission of the CLI in accordance with the ITU-T Recommendations.”  31E: “.. enabling environment for the implementation of regional telecommunication traffic exchange points, with a view to improving quality, increasing the connectivity and resilience of networks, fostering competition and reducing the costs of international telecommunication interconnections.”

10 10 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland Changes in the ITR-12 (6 / 6) Amended provisions: Art. 6: Charging and accounting  42A: International telecommunication arrangements (+ 42 B + 42 C)  42 D: Accounting-rate principles (+ 42DA + 42E + 42F + 42G + 42H)  42 HA: Collection charges (+ 42 K)  42J: Taxation (+ 42 K)  42KA: Services telecommunications (+ 42KB + 42KC)

11 11 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland CH positions (1 / 2) CH position before and during the WCIT-12: In accordance with the mandate of the Federal Council, the Swiss delegation supported the points, in coordination with the other European countries: To be limited to general high-level principles; no provisions of a technical or economic nature. Not to discuss internet governance; this topic is not within the competency of the Conference. Not to extend the scope of the ITR, such as, for example, the aspects related to the environment (climate change). To be strictly limited to the "technical security" of telecommunications networks, within the meaning of the technical recommendations of the ITU-T Not to include the aspects specifically related to the internet (spam in particular), to avoid mentioning the internet (the word "internet" being rather associated with content).

12 12 CMTI-12 & RTI-12 (Dubaï, 3 – 14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR Mandate, context, coordination Results and changes in the ITR-12 Positions of Switzerland CH positions (2 / 2) Results of the WCIT-12 Switzerland succeeded in maintaining its commitment for the majority of the points, but was unable to impose the adequate wording for the articles on spam and network security (no more than the European countries) A number of western states, won over by the USA, the UK and Sweden considered the final acts to be problematic:  The preamble to the ITR proposes a new right, that of the "right of access of Member states to international telecommunications services "(imposed by vote).  Two new articles could serve to legitimize content control by certain Member states: 5 A ( Security and robustness of networks ) and 5b ( Unsolicited bulk electronic communications ).  A resolution on the internet which may give a fairly broad mandate to the ITU in the area of the internet Switzerland, like many western countries, said that it needed a period of reflection to analyze the entirety of the new ITR and that it will not sign the final acts in Dubai.

13 13 WCIT-12 & ITR-12 (Dubai, 3-14 December 2012) OFCOM / IR Federal Office of Communications OFCOM / IR Federal Office of Communications THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION


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