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1 The Changing ICT Landscape in the Pacific John Budden PIFS

2 History Communications Action Plan/ PIIPP Pacific Plan/Digital Strategy 2005 Reform, Private sector Connectivity cables, satellite, wireless Mobiles Internet, telecenters, Broadband…. OLPC 2008-

3 Shifts Connectivity to services Reduced connectivity costs Increasing power of terminals Emphasis on what ICTs do- applications and content Convergence –Weak Internet governance –Non existent media governance

4 Shifts II Need for Regulation –Connectivity, USO, Interconnection, spectrum –content RIF Q Emergence of new players –USP IT Center –ICB4PAC –PIRRC –UNDP/EU FI, OLPC, PRIDE II?

5 Shifts III Need for support in e-government, e-commerce ICTs in education, health Emergence of new issues eg cyber – content- recognition, crime, bullying, SPAM, IP, TK, libel Trade in services Uruguay, Doha, EPA, PICTA, PACER,- negotiations moving into top gear. Need to address issues regionally –Regional mobile and satellite operators –Digital TV (and radio) –IPTV, cable TV

6 Review of the Digital Strategy Stock-take, Review the current and future changes in the sector Identify needs of region Suggest broad governance and direction

7 Roadmap for Review TOR, selection, interaction, draft –Q Review, discussion, acceptance –Q Moulding a truly regional framework –5 years

8 What is going to be in DSII? You tell the consultants over the next two months!

9 Good luck!


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