63rd Session of the ICCP: International Developments in Cyber Policy Making and Co-ordination

April 25, 2012

At the occasion of the 63rd session of the ICCP, Markus Kummer, Vice President for Public Policy (Internet Society), was invited to give one of the expert presentations on recent developments in Internet governance. His presentation, which provided a perspective on the emergence of the Internet governance landscape and current challenges, was very well received by member countries and cited a number of times in the following presentations.

His presentation can be found here.

BEREC Expert Workshop on IP-Interconnection in Cooperation with OECD (Brussels, 20 June 2012)

April 13, 2012

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) is organizing an expert workshop on IP-Interconnection in cooperation with the OECD, on 20 June 2012 in Brussels.

This is a follow-up to a  BEREC/OECD workshop held on 2 November 2011, which brought together experts from the IP-interconnection community in contact with experts from national regulatory authorities to discuss the future of interconnection.

OECD Technical Workshop (II): Identifying an Appropriate Set of Metrics and Indicators for Measuring Broadband and the Internet Economy (hosted by Ofcom, London, UK. June 14-15 2012)

April 13, 2012

This workshop, hosted by UK Ofcom, will be held in London on 14-15 June 2012. This is a follow-up to the first OECD Metrics Workshop held in Washington D.C (hosted by the US Federal Communications Commission), in which ITAC participated.

The goal of the second workshop is to make substantial progress in the development of new OECD broadband metrics criteria, building on discussions held previously.

The objectives of the workshop include reaching agreement on:

  • a new definition of broadband;
  • a subset of meaningful cross-sectional and time series data that can be implemented quickly and which describes the deployment of broadband services and who adopts them and what services are adopted;
  • comparable cross sectional and time series data both qualitative and quantitative that identifies the drivers of Internet usage and impacts on innovation, productivity and entrepreneurship within and across countries.