[At-Large] A Giant Step Backward or the Way Forward
carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 16:08:23 UTC 2012
Apropos, briefing session coming next week.....
Carlton A Samuels
*Strategy, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround*
On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Derek Smythe <derek at aa419.org> wrote:
> "A Giant Step Backward or the Way Forward
> An Analysis of some Proposals before WCIT"
> > Executive Summary
> > In December, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will
> convene the 2012
> > World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai,
> United Arab
> > Emirates, for the purpose of revising the International
> Telecommunication Regulations
> > (ITRs) that govern the way nations handle telecommunications network
> traffic as it crosses
> > their borders. Among the most troubling proposals submitted to the ITU’s
> Council Working
> > Group to prepare for WCIT-12 are the contribution from European
> > Network Operators Association (ETNO) and the Africa Region contribution
> submitted by
> > Egypt.
> > ETNO wants the ITU to designate Internet content providers as “call
> originators” and
> > subject them to a “sending party network pays” rule that would allow
> > operators to charge them rates they believe are commensurate with the
> bandwidth their
> > content consumes.
> > Such a change would have enormous implications for the expansion of the
> digital economy
> > in the developing world.
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