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Summary of Results Study Period 2005-2008 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles including related telecommunication economic and policy.

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1 Summary of Results Study Period ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles including related telecommunication economic and policy issues Kishik Park

2 International Telecommunication Union 2 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Contents Terms of reference Highlights of achievements / Projects / FGs Future work Conclusions Supplemental slides

3 International Telecommunication Union 3 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Terms of Reference Tariff and accounting principles for international telecommunication services and study of related telecommunication economic and policy issues. Regional tariff groups – TAF (Africa) – TAL (Latin America) – TAS (Asia-Pacific) – Not active: TEUREM (Europe-Mediterranean)

4 International Telecommunication Union 4 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Highlights of achievements (I) Approved a new Recommendation D.99 on Indicative rate for international mobile termination, following the study of data collected via three separate questionnaires. Approved revisions to Recommendation D.195 on Time-scale for settlement of accounts for international telecommunication services, following extensive discussions. Approved a new Recommendation D.271 on Charging and accounting principles for NGN.

5 International Telecommunication Union 5 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Highlights of achievements (II) Held dedicated sessions at each meeting on developing country issues, resulting in proposals presented to the Study Group, to TSAG, to TSB, as appropriate. Reached consensus on proposed Terms of Reference for the Expert Group to Review the International Telecommunication Regulations. The Regional Tariff Groups each submitted contributions to the work of the Expert Group to Review the International Telecommunication Regulations.

6 International Telecommunication Union 6 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Highlights of achievements (III) Continued to survey the evolution of various international tariffs, via questionnaires. Continued discussions on International Internet Connectivity, but consensus could not be reached on revision of Recommendation D.50. Determined a new Recommendation D.156 on Network externalities, which is being submitted to WTSA for approval.

7 International Telecommunication Union 7 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Future Work (I) Development of charging and accounting/settlement mechanisms for international telecommunications services using the Next Generation Networks (NGNs) and any possible future development Development of charging and accounting/settlement mechanisms for other international telecommunications services

8 International Telecommunication Union 8 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Future Work (II) Study of economic and policy factors relevant to the efficient provision of international telecommunication services Regional studies for the development of cost models together with related economic and policy issues

9 International Telecommunication Union 9 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Conclusion Study Group 3s work typically affects major financial flows, which can be in the order of billions of dollars, so careful study and consideration is required before revising existing Recommendations or agreeing new Recommendations.

10 International Telecommunication Union 10 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Supplemental Slides Management team Structure Statistics

11 International Telecommunication Union 11 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Management Team (I) ChairmanKishik Park(Korea) Vice- Chairmen: Edmond Blausten(USA) Ágoston Földvari(Hungary) Alexander Kushtuev Ndaro Matano Cleveland Thomas Seiichi Tsugawa (Russia) (Kenya) ( Trinidad and Tobago ) (Japan) TSBSaburo Tanaka/Richard Hill Sophie Blondeau/ Maité Comas-Barnes

12 International Telecommunication Union 12 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Management Team (II) WP ChairmenEdmond Blausten(USA) Seiichi Tsugawa Cleveland Thomas (Japan) ( Trinidad and Tobago ) Regional group Chairmen Modibo Traoré Carlos Cancelli/Facundo Begni Sahib Saxena (Mali) (Argentina) (India)

13 International Telecommunication Union 13 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Study Group Structure WP1 Tariff principles related to the network capabilities and service features made available by new technologies WP2 Charging, accounting and settlement of traditional telecommunications services WP3 Study of economic and policy factor for international telecommunication services Regional Tariff Groups: – Africa – Asia-Pacific – Latin America – Not active: Europe-Mediterranean

14 International Telecommunication Union 14 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Statistics (I) 12 Regional Tariff Group meetings held 60 contributions received 6 SG meetings held Average SG participants: 140 from over 50 countries

15 International Telecommunication Union 15 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Statistics (II) 10 New/Revised Recommendations approved 4 Questions assigned by WTSA-04 1 Question was split into 2 during study period 5 Questions proposed for next period

16 International Telecommunication Union 16 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Workshops A workshop was held in conjunction with BDT for each of the annual regional tariff group meetings In addition, the following workshops were held during SG3 meetings – 19 June 2006, on IP telephony – 26 March 2007, on Voice Over IP and NGN – 4 October 2007, on network externalities

17 International Telecommunication Union 17 ITU-T Study Group 3 Tariff and accounting principles Thank you! Kishik Park


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