http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 17.95Change: 0.03
R/$ = 15.86Change: -0.05
Au 1240.41 $/ozChange: -13.34
Pt 959.00 $/ozChange: -3.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jun 05, 2012

ITU sees need for revised international telecoms regulations

Back
Cape Town|Africa|Environment|Indaba|Resources|SECURITY|Technology|Africa|Communication Technology|Services|Telecommunications Regulations|Andrew Rugege|Houlin Zhao|Infrastructure|Broadband|Communication Technology
|Africa|Environment|Indaba|Resources|SECURITY|Technology|Africa|Services||Infrastructure|
cape-town|africa-company|environment|indaba|resources|security|technology|africa|communication-technology-industry-term|services|telecommunications-regulations|andrew-rugege|houlin-zhao|infrastructure|broadband|communication-technology
© Reuse this



The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU’s) Andrew Rugege on Tuesday suggested a number of proposals in the preparatory process of revising the international telecommunications regulations (ITRs).

Speaking at a Ministerial meeting during an information and communication technology (ICT) Indaba, in Cape Town, he said that the revised regulations needed to examine and incorporate the human right to access to communications; accounting and charging procedures, including tax enforcement measures, international frameworks; and the quality of services, convergence and interconnection and interoperability. He also suggested looking at the protection of critical national resources and security in the use of ICTs.

The ITU developed the draft ITRs in February 2012 and expected to undertake a number of discussions relating to the contents throughout the year.

Rugege said that there was a need to revise the regulations, which were developed in 1988, and implemented in 1990, as many of the 178 countries that signed the initial treaty relating to the regulations had liberalised their telecommunications industry, and the government or State no longer monopolised the industry.

Further, as technology had evolved and dramatically changed, from a technical and policy perspective, over the past 20 years, he believed it was time to revise and update the regulations between all the treaty members. As the industry continued to evolve, all member States and countries continued to change their policy approaches to ensure an enabling environment.

ITU deputy secretary general Houlin Zhao added that there was a need to align policies to ensure competitiveness and sufficient investment in the ICT environment. He noted that about $800-billion was required in investment by 2015 to facilitate infrastructure development for mobile broadband in Africa.

Edited by: Mariaan Webb
Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online
© Reuse this

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here
 
Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Telecoms News
Updated 2 hours 58 minutes ago Information technology (IT) equipment and infrastructure multinational Dell is providing open infrastructure systems for clients so that they can use any systems, including innovative new systems, that suit their business needs, says Dell Europe, Middle East and...
Telecommunications provider Vumatel has temporarily halted digging activity in Blairgowrie to secure cable locators that will assist the contractors in pinpointing the exact location of power utility City Power’s electricity cables. The area had been experiencing...
Etisalat Nigeria has filed a court case against rival MTN over the use of a new frequency band which MTN acquired when it bought internet provider Visafone, it said on Monday. South Africa's MTN bought the privately held Nigerian firm Visafone last month to improve...
More
 
 
Latest News
President Jacob Zuma
Updated 6 hours ago President Jacob Zuma unveiled the skeletons of what he described as an economic “turnaround plan” in a State of the Nation Address dominated by the current plight of the South African economy, which was unlikely to grow by more than 1% in 2016 and would not nearly...
South Africa’s Competition Commission has recommended the Competition Tribunal conditionally approve the proposed merger between Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration, Glencore’s Optimum coal mine and six target firms. The commission found that the proposed transaction was...
Incoming joint Sasol CEO Bongani Nqwababa
Incoming joint Sasol CEO Bongani Nqwababa believes “simplistic” correlations of the company’s performance to the oil price will become less relevant in coming years as the revenue and profit contribution of its chemicals business rises in line with its large North...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Construction 2016: A review of South Africa's construction industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2016 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; key participants; local demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic...
Energy Roundup – February 2016 (PDF Report)
The February 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for December 2015 and January 2016 and includes details of a Government Gazette notice that confirms Cabinet’s decision to move ahead with the 9 600 MW nuclear procurement programme; State-owned power...
Energy Roundup - December 2015 (PDF Report)
The December 2015 roundup includes details of State-owned utility Eskom’s application to claw back R22.8-billion; South Africa’s ranking as an investment destination for renewable energy; and a nuclear expert’s thoughts on reactor designs for South Africa’s nuclear...
Water 2015: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2015 Report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context but also in the African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others.
Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2015 Input Sector Review on Pumps provides an overview of South Africa’s pumps industry with particular focus on pump manufacture and supply, aftermarket services, marketing strategies, local and export demand, imports, sector support, investment...
Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
WIDENING FLEXIBILITY The trailers have a 3-m-wide (2-file) and 4.3-m-wide (2-file) configuration
Updated 3 hours ago Lifting, transporting, installing and ballasting solutions provider Ale has expanded its global fleet of trailers and invested in the latest range of widening trailers that can be mechanically widened from 3 m to the desired width for any project. Ale ordered 48 axle...
Updated 3 hours ago The market for the BMW 7 Series in South Africa differs quite significantly from the rest of the world. China, the US and the Middle East almost exclusively buy the long-wheel-base version, using the German manufacturer’s luxury high-end sedan as a chaffeur-driven...
Updated 3 hours ago January new-vehicle sales fell by 6.9%, to 48 615 units, compared with the same month last year. Statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry show that the domestic new passenger-car market declined by 6.1%, to 34 936 units, compared with 12 months ago.
Updated 3 hours ago Information technology (IT) equipment and infrastructure multinational Dell is providing open infrastructure systems for clients so that they can use any systems, including innovative new systems, that suit their business needs, says Dell Europe, Middle East and...
Updated 3 hours ago South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group, Denel, has set up another international partnership, based in Hong Kong. This new subsidiary is Denel Asia and it is a joint venture (JV) with South African private sector company VR Laser.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $149 Close
Subscribe Now for $149