Tag Archives: Telecom

Christopher Parsons on the effectiveness of telecommunications transparency reports

Christopher Parsons, post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and managing director of the Telecom Transparency Project, has published a draft paper analyzing the effectiveness of the ‘transparency reports’ that Canadian telecommunications companies released in 2014.

Director Ron Deibert interviewed in The Globe and Mail

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert spoke with The Globe and Mail’s telecom reporter Christine Dobby about recent issues related to the privacy of telecommunications customers’ personal information.

TeliaSonera’s Uzbekistan scandal is a warning to telecom CEOs everywhere

Source: Peter Micek

The chickens are coming home to roost. Lars Nyberg resigned yesterday as CEO of TeliaSonera, the Sweden-based global telecommunications company, in the wake of an investigation into a 3G licensing deal in Uzbekistan.

Compromise emerges in global talks on Internet oversight

Source: Matt Smith and Joseph Menn, Reuters

Hopes rose on Tuesday for a compromise agreement that would keep intrusive government regulation of the Internet from being enshrined in a global treaty.

Who controls the internet?

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?

New ITU Resource Center

Source: Centre for Democracy and Technology

New International Telecommunication Union Resource Center put together by the Centre for Democracy and Technology.

Privatizing the ITU-T: Back to the future

Source: Anthony Rutkowski, CircleID

The awkwardly named International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) by any measure is a highly unusual body.

Indian government may earn over Rs. 1 trillion from telco

Source: Shauvik Ghosh, livemint.com

The government could make more than Rs. 1 trillion if the proposal to charge the country’s incumbent telecom service providers a one-time fee for the spectrum they have is accepted by the cabinet.

The unwritten rules in Chinese technology

Source: Evan Osnos, The New Yorker

What do we mean when we say a Chinese company has “close ties to the government”? Or is “connected to the military”? And does this matter?

Threat analysis of World Conference on International Telecommunications

Source: Milton Mueller, Internet Governance Project

This review confirms that the most important potential effects of the ITRs on the Internet would come from the ITRs’ attempt to change international Internet connectivity arrangements in fixed networks.