The ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF-09) opened today in Lisbon, Portugal setting the course for the ...
April 22, 2009
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.