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Lisbon: Spotlight on next-generation networks and Internet-related public policies

Calling the recent World Telecommunication Policy Forum a veritable “spotlight on next-generation networks and Internet-related public policies to encourage the future development of ICT,” the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) had this to report on the event: “The Lisbon Consensus 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 information and communication technologies (ICT). […] The Forum agreed that ITU should continue playing its role in facilitating the coordination of Internet-related public policy issues and study the management of Internet resources, international Internet interconnection (e.g., tariffs and accessibility), and a multilingual Internet to facilitate the diversity of online participation. An enabling environment should be developed and promoted to allow governments to carry out their roles and responsibilities in international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet and in ensuring its stability, security, and continuity, although not in the day-to-day technical and operational matters.”

The entire content of this press release is available on the ITU website.


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