Tag Archives: ITRs

Renewing ITU’s mandate to promote ICT accessibility

Today, on 03rd December, we celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities under the theme Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology. For ITU, technology, especially Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), plays a key role in the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. On this special occasion, […]


ANCOM is the National Authority for Communications Management and Regulation in Romania and they recently convened a conference on the future of communications infrastructure in Europe which provided a good example of how government, regulators and industry are working together to ensure a robust infrastructure is in place for our hyper-connected world. At ITU, we […]

Countering the upsurge in numbering fraud

The first quarter of 2013 has seen ITU receive over 200 reports concerning fraud involving the misappropriation or misuse of international numbering resources. Network operators and tax authorities are losing millions of dollars to fraudsters each year and the international community is looking to ITU as the forum to discuss appropriate countermeasures. A definite boost […]

Data Trends in a Transnational World

 Trends in Telecommunication Reform is ITU’s flagship regulatory report. Published annually, it is widely recognized as the definitive yearly snapshot of the global regulatory environment. With a focus on ‘Transnational Aspects of Regulation in a Networked Society’, the 2013 report reveals an increasingly complex and interlinked legal and regulatory environment in which decisions taken in […]

WCIT-12 enshrines environmental sustainability in global ICT treaty

Delegates at WCIT-12 have sounded global agreement on the need for the next phase of ICT development to prioritize environmental sustainability, reaching consensus on the inclusion of a provision targeting “energy efficiency and e-waste” in drafts of what will become 2012’s set of International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). The ITRs provide countries across the world with […]

WCIT-12: New ITRs Article to make ICTs accessible to people with disabilities

Approximately six-hundred and fifty million people around the world live with some form of disability – including both physical and cognitive – with a high percentage of these individuals living in developing countries. This also includes the continuing rise in the number of elderly people living in society today. This accounts for around 10 per […]

Telecoms: the case for transformation

An overview of a video interview with Paul Budde, Independent analyst at #WCIT12 Among the policies being presented and deliberated at WCIT-12 is a concentration on the real issue of the need to connect the whole world in terms of telecommunications and Internet broadband. According to Paul Budde, what has been clear during the first week […]