APC welcomes the opportunity to make this contribution to the second meeting of the Expert Group on International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). APC, a Sector Member of ITU-D and ITU-R, is an international network of civil society organisations concerned with ICTs, the internet, development and rights. APC followed the WCIT-12 process very closely, and contributed to the extent possible for a civil society organisation.
With the steady expansion of affordable broadband services, OTTs are beginning to have a significant impact on some of the revenue streams of many traditional telecommunication infrastructure operators.
APC’s input to the open consultation reflects particularly on the reasons why digital exclusion persists and offers some suggestions to address it.
The 2005 UN World Summit on the Information Society set the tone for global discussions on internet and society that continue to dominate the sector. At the end of 2015, the UN General Assembly is holding a high-level meeting to review the WSIS, which again will profoundly shape the debate in the short and long term.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) extends our good wishes to delegates at this important meeting. We welcome incoming Secretary General Houlin Zhao to his new position, and express our sincere appreciation for the contributions made by outgoing Secretary General Hamadoun Toure. APC looks forward to working with the ITU’s new leadership. Below are four general points fo...
APC formally submits remarks directed at ITU member states in Busan, South Korea for the ITU’s 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference. Read our recommendations and suggestions on topics ranging from access to the role of communications policy.
The International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference will take place from 20 October to 7 November 2014 in Busan, South Korea. Read this FAQ to find out more about this meeting, its importance, the issues that will be discussed there, and why and how you should be involved.
In a letter from dozens of concerned civil society organisations, clear steps may improve the transparency of the upcoming ITU Plenipotentiary conference. Scheduled for 20 October – 7 November in Busan, the conference has already taken some steps to open participation. As the ITU nears is 150th anniversary, stakeholders are asking it to do more to ensure transparency and inclusion. Read t...
Update: The ITU has responded to the letter below. Click to download their response in PDF format. 8 October 2014 TO: Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Dr. Hamadoun Touré CC: Deputy Secretary-General of the ITU, Mr. Houlin Zhao Dear Secretary-General Touré, We write to you as a group of civil society organisations who are keen to engage with the important ...