Presentation on theme: "Ing. José Guillermo Valdivia Rojas Director of Control and Supervision"— Presentation transcript:
1 THE ROLE OF TELCOR AT THE ITU'S PROCESSES FOR ASSESSING COMPLIANCE AND INTEROPERABILITY TESTING Ing. José Guillermo Valdivia RojasDirector of Control and SupervisionTELCOR-NicaraguaJanuary, 2012
2 TELCOR-NICARAGUATELCOR is the regulator of telecommunications services in NicaraguaIt is a member of ITU since 1926Member of the regional organization COMTELCAAmong its functions is to guarantee the quality andsafety of all Nicaraguan telecommunications and to apply all national and international agreements.
3 BACKGROUNDNicaragua does not implement any process for assessing compliance or interoperability testing.Many regulators in the region of the Americas are in the same situation.This situation results in a number of problems with telecommunications systems
4 What happend? due to lack of conformity to standards or to lack of interoperability of equipment or services. We find the following situation.Terminals enter the market illegalyQuestionable quality of network equipmentThe market is full of poor-quality of terminals equipmentWe find interconection problems among diffent operators
5 What are the problems that arise? HardwareSoftwarePartial non conformity for expected functionalitiesOut of serviceSignalingSafety requirementsOverhead configurationshorter equipment life
6 The main reasons are: No conformity to standards Poor interoperability equipment same vendorPoor interoperability equipment different vendorPoor interoperability same operatorPoor interoperability different operatorInefficient application of the rules of homologation
7 This situation has effects on: Cost increase due to the need to replace some existing equipment or to buy additional equipment to solve problemsNegative impacts on customersNegative image with respect to competitorsLimited or no access to required servicesDelay in restoringImpact on effectiveness of services for civil society and emergency (for example public phones could not handle a three-digit numbering, wich are the emergency numbers)
8 Our Position Strongly support the program objectives of the ITU in reference to Resolution 76 of WTSA-08,which consist of:assist developing countries in capacity-building and training opportunities in conformity and interoperability testing;assist developing countries in establishing regional or sub-regional centres suitable to perform conformity and interoperability testing as appropriate;
9 What do we need?Implement the provisions of the resolution 76 of the ITU- T to increase the probability of interoperability between different manufacturers, suppliers and operators.The implementation of certification laboratoriesNeed of developing countries to be assisted in deploying testing facilities and in capacity building opportunities in the regions
10 ABOUT THE COUNCIL-09 We strongly support the provisions of Council 09 Creation of a conformance databaseAssist establishment of test facilities in developing countriesCreation of human resources capacity building opportunities
11 In SummaryWe support all procedures that ITU-T is developing to carry out excellent conformance and interoperability of telecommunications systems.We believe that in developing countries should avoid these problems, affecting both operators and end users and the application of Resolution 76 of the ITU is a way to avoid many problems if we apply it immediately.Compliance testing, interoperability and database are indespensible tools to achieve our objectives.