ITU: Effective Regulation Critical to Economic Growth

In response to the influence of ICTs on the shape and growth of other economic sectors an increasingly robust yet complex regulatory landscape has emerged over the last ten years, according to a new report by the ITU.

Australian National Broadband Network Study Released

Earlier this month the Australian government released the National Broadband Network Implementation Study, prepared by McKinsey and KPMG.

Australian Incumbent Faces Forced Structural Separation

Stephen Conroy, the Australian Communications Minister, announced shock plans to break up dominant telecommunications player Telstra to boost competition as it presses ahead with a 37 billion US dollar national broadband network.

ITU Forum Focuses on NGN, Internet Public Policy to Drive ICT

The Lisbon Concensus, adopted at the fourth ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF-09) addressed telecommunications policy and regulatory issues associated with technological change and convergence in the rapidly evolving world of ICT.

INTUG Asks EU Council of Ministers to Ensure Competition is Preserved for NGA

Last week, INTUG sent a letter to the EU Council of Ministers gathering in Prague. In the letter, INTUG urged them to resist the protectionist approaches of some incumbent operators with dominant power, who seem to be seeking to limit or eliminate competition for next generation access networks.

INTUG Publishes Report on NGN and NGA

INTUG has identified NGNs as a strategic priority for its members, contacts and for business users globally. As a result, it commissioned a detailed paper by Stratix Consulting to analyze the issues from a business user perspective, recognizing that the focus in regulatory debate until now had been directed towards the telecom operators’ perspectives.

Australian Users Group Submits Recommendation for NBN

The Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) has lodged a submission to the Australian Government on the regulatory issues associated with the National Broadband Network.

INTUG Submits Document to EC with Regard to Framework Review

INTUG has sent a letter to the EC concerning the Review of the European Regulatory Framework. The Users Group believes that the current Review provides an opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of sector specific telecommunications regulation.