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ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum opens in Lisbon

The ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF-09) opened today in Lisbon, Portugal setting the course for the ...


April 22, 2009  


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The ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF-09) opened today in Lisbon, Portugal setting the course for the future development and growth of information and communication technologies (ICT).

 

WTPF-09 focuses on key policy issues driving the current ICT environment and which will guide future regulatory and standardization efforts worldwide.

 

 

The main areas of focus at WTPF-09 include:

 

 

*  Implications of convergence and the emergence of new technologies

 

*  The transition to next-generation networks (NGN), which enable unfettered access and mobility aimed at consistent and ubiquitous services

 

*  Internet-related public policy matters, including strategies for creating confidence and security in the use of ICT

 

*  International telecommunication regulations (ITRs), which facilitate global interconnection and interoperability for telecommunications

 

“I am optimistic that not only will the ICT sector recover quickly, but it will also act as a catalyst in stimulating investment and growth in other sectors,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré. “WTPF presents a timely opportunity to forge global strategies that underpin the development and growth of future ICT networks and services.”

 

 Further information is available at www.itu.int.