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ITU-SRC 12th Global Symposium for Regulators
 
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • October 2-4, 2012
  • Venue: Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall
  • Organized by: International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with and hosted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) of Sri Lanka | Chair: Mr Anusha Palpita, Director General TRC, Sri Lanka
Background:

To fully participate in today’s networked society and be part of tomorrow’s hyper-connected digital world, policy makers and regulators are faced with the challenge of meeting their national broadband goals and adopt appropriate means to further safe digital opportunities and inclusion of all. Implementing their broadband strategies requires them to cooperate with the industry, understand the changes taking place in the market, and adopt innovative regulatory measures and tools taking into consideration the transnational aspects of the digital networked society.

Participants will further share their views on net neutrality, spectrum policies, roaming, cloud computing, online safety with a focus on data protection and privacy, international and regional IP interconnection, public-private-partnerships to foster investment and deployment of broadband NGN networks and more. GSR will open with a high level interactive segment, focusing on transnational regulatory issues in a converged digital era, understanding the changing business dynamics and the role of regulation.

The first two days of GSR, the Global Regulators-Industry Dialogue (GRID, October 2-3 2012) will be open to regulators, policy makers, ITU–D Sector Members. The third day (October 4, 2012) will remain closed to regulators and policy makers.

About the symposium:

• For policy makers and regulators to meet their national broadband goals, implement their national broadband strategies in cooperation with the industry and ensure all citizens get the right to safely participate in today’s networked society, innovative regulatory measures and tools are needed that take into consideration the transnational aspects of the digital networked world we live in.
• Participants will examine innovative regulatory approaches to global and regional interconnection, net neutrality, roaming, cloud computing, online safety in particular data protection and privacy, spectrum policies, public-private partnerships to foster investment and deployment of broadband NGN networks and services, and broadband implementation success stories.

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