Source: Fast Company
At the ongoing ITU conference in Dubai, bureaucrats from 193 countries are rewriting the obscure UN legislation that oversees how the Internet works.
Tag Archives: Internet governance
A Russia-led coalition on Monday withdrew a proposal to give governments new powers over the Internet, a plan opposed by Western countries in talks on a new global telecom treaty.
Citizen Lab Senior Advisor Robert Guerra and Post-Doctoral Fellow Brenden Kuerbis represented the Citizen Lab at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that was held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November, 2012.
Source: Kieren McCarthy, .ntx
The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) has dramatically split and may grind to a halt until a key distinction over whom precisely the resulting international treaty apply to is decided.
Source: Jillian C. York, Al Jazeera
The World Conference on International Telecommunications started in Dubai on December 3 and will continue till December 14, 2012.
Source: Rohan Samarajiva, Daily FT
In the bad old days when in most countries half the population was waiting for a phone and the other half was waiting for a dial tone, national telephone monopolies had a system for sharing the revenues of international calls called the accounting-rate regime.
Source: Jemima Kiss, The Guardian
Have you ever noticed that wherever you are in the world, every telephone keypad looks the same? Or wondered why satellites don’t crash into each other?
Source: Michael Geist, Toronto Star
The Internet governance world gathers in Toronto this week as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) holds one of its meetings in Canada for only the third time.
The issue of cybersecurity perfectly illustrates why the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) should not be given expanded regulatory authority to include matters of Internet governance.
Source: Anthony Rutkowski, CircleID
The awkwardly named International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) by any measure is a highly unusual body.