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Global IP Alliance releases report and establishes Wiki on evolving state of IP-based communications

The Global IP Alliance today released its initial report and established an ongoing process to allow government, in...


August 8, 2005  


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The Global IP Alliance today released its initial report and established an ongoing process to allow government, industry and consumers to obtain current information on IP-based communications technology and regulation.

Hosting government regulators from more than 25 countries in Washington, D.C., the Alliance officially launched public access to the Global IP Policy Matrix (available at http://www.ipall.org/matrix) and announced a new process whereby those following IP technology and regulation may share information on VoIP treatment through the Global IP Alliance’s Wiki (available at www.globalipalliance.net).

“The Matrix is the first in a series of evolving, updateable resources that will establish the Alliance as the go-to resource for IP-based communications-related information around the world,” said Julie Hedlund, strategic advisor to the Global IP Alliance.

“(It) is designed to allow industry, regulators and consumers to determine the state of regulatory oversight of emerging IP-based technologies, services and applications.”

By supplying information and support regarding regulatory activities, the Alliance said it will also serve to demonstrate that the emerging IP-based communications industry is capable of self-governance without the need for stringent regulatory interference or prescriptive oversight.”

“The Global IP Alliance Wiki is designed to allow interested parties around the globe to share information and insights about the evolving state of IP-based communications around the world,” said Jonathan Askin, acting executive director of the Global IP Alliance.

“No individual is in a position to describe the state of IP-based communications around the world, but, working together, we all may develop a clearer, more complete picture of the state of IP technology.”