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development sector an overview

Development SectorAn Overview

Yury Grin, PhD

Deputy to the BDT DirectorInternational Telecommunication Union


itu in brief
ITU in brief
  • Leading United Nations Agency for ICTs.
  • 191 Member States, 580 Sector Members
  • Three sectors:
    • Radiocommunication
    • Standardization
    • Development
  • ITU TELECOM Events
itu s global presence
ITU’s Global Presence

5 regional offices, 8 area offices

Europe coordination at HQ

in Geneva, Switzerland

europe special focus on the central and eastern europe
Europe: Special focus on the Central and Eastern Europe
  • Europe: 42 countries
  • CEE: 19 countries including 10 EU members*
  • Population (total)=125.96M
  • Density= 81.68 per m2
  • GDP per capita= 7578 USD
  • Basic ICT Statistics
    • Total Telephone Subscr.= 155.5M
    • Fixed lines per 100= 28.7
    • Mobile per 100= 106
    • Effective teledencity= 99.41
  • Note: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria*, Croatia, Cyprys, Czech Rep.*, Estonia*, Hungary*, Latvia*, Lithuania*, Malta, Montenegro, Poland*, Romania*, Serbia, Slovak Rep.*, Slovenia*, TFYR Macedonia, Turkey


seven main goals of the union under the strategic plan of the union for 2008 11
Seven Main Goals of the UnionUnder the Strategic Plan of the Union for 2008-11
  • Maintain and extend international cooperation
  • Assist in bridging the digital divide and promote global connectivity through implementation of WSIS goals and objectives
  • Widen the Union's membership
  • Develop tools to safeguard networks
  • Continue to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Diseminate information and know-how of ICT
  • Promote the development of an enabling environment
telecommunication development sector
Telecommunication Development Sector

World Telecommunication Development Conference





Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG)

Study Groups





Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)

itu development sector itu d
Strengthen cooperation between ITU Members

Foster enabling environment that promotes ICT/telecom development

Identify projects, promote investment and P/P partnerships.

Support implementation of global, regional initiatives

Undertake economic, financial, technical studies on ICT issues

Assist developing countries in building capacity and disseminate information and know-how

ITU Development Sector (ITU-D)

Mission: “promoter & catalyst”

for ICT / Telecom development

setting direction of the bdt activities doha conference
Six Programmes

Regulatory Reform

Information and communication infrastructure and technology development

E-strategies and ICT applications

Economics and finance including costs and tariffs

Human capacity building

Least developed countries and small island developing states, and emergency telecommunications


Statistics and information on telecommunications/ICT

Partnerships and promotion

Special initiatives

Private Sector


Young people and children

Indigenous people and communities

People with disabilities

Regional initiatives

Africa / Americas / Arab Region / Asia-Pacific / CIS

WSIS Implementation

WSIS Action Line C2 Facilitation

WSIS Action Line C6 Facilitation

WSIS Action Lines Co-facilitation

WSIS Stocktaking etc.

Setting Direction of the BDTActivities: Doha Conference
bdt structure
BDT Structure

Notes: Dashed line - - - - = coordination of the BDT activities; RO = Regional Offices; AO = Area Offices

bdt structure1
BDT Structure

Notes: Dashed line - - - - = coordination of the BDT activities; RO = Regional Offices; AO = Area Offices

itu d your partner for ict development
ITU-D: Your Partner for ICT Development
  • ITU-D is a catalyst for multi-stakeholder partnerships
  • Mobilize human, technical and financial resources
  • Neutral broker between government and industry
  • Executing agency for project implementation and expert assistance to countries
enabling environment
Enabling Environment


  • Establish enabling environment for ICT investment

through attractive policy/regulatory frameworks


  • Support regional harmonization efforts
  • Guidelines, tool kits, best practices, information sharing
  • Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) and Global Industry Leaders Forum (GILF)
    • Bring together senior policy-makers, regulators & industry
infrastructure access


  • Expand access to ICTs in underserved



  • Assist developing countries plan, build, operate, upgrade, manage ICT networks and services
    • Regional and rural connectivity projects
    • Assistance for transition to NGN, Digital Broadcasting
  • Community ICT access: telecentres
capacity building
Capacity Building


  • Help developing countries, transition economies, and LDCs build a ICT trained workforce


  • Internet Training Centres for computer/network training
  • Centres of Excellence and e-learning to train managers for NGN transition, spectrum management, cybersecurity, regulatory reform etc.


  • Build confidence and security in the use of ICT


  • Assistance to countries: Model legislation, Spam, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Regional cooperation
  • Stimulating collaboration: Forum for International Cooperation (GCA + HLEG)
  • Public resources: Cybersecurity Gateway
e applications and services
E-Applications and Services


  • Promote and implement e-applications and services in developing countries


  • Provide technical expertise to countries for projects in e-health, e-education, e-government etc.
emergency telecommunications saving lives
Emergency TelecommunicationsSaving lives


  • Support disaster prevention, mitigation and relief using ICTs


  • Infrastructure development, policy/regulatory reform, ICT deployment for response, network reconstruction & rehabilitation
special initiatives
Special Initiatives


  • Ensure that all groups benefit from ICTs


  • Efforts to assist targeted groups: women, youth, indigenous and persons with disabilities
  • Examples:
    • ICT scholarships for youth from developing countries/LDCs
    • Workshops, tool kits for policy-makers, awareness raising
statistics and market information
Statistics and Market Information
  • Reliable stats, trends, market situation
  • Track WSIS progress
  • Showcased in ICT Eye portal

New ITU Global View Map

regional initiatives
Regional Initiatives


  • Meet specific needs identified by member states in each region


  • Undertake small and large scale projects
  • Led by regional offices, supported by Geneva HQ
  • [FILL IN: Example regional initiatives in your region]
connect the world
Connect the World
  • Summits to mobilize resources in each region:
    • Leaders from industry, dev banks, governments, int/regional organizations
    • Projects to realize common goals
  • Connect Africa was 1st Summit: $55 Billion in commitments for ICT development by 2012
  • Connect CIS 2009, Americas 2010, Arab States 2011, Asia-Pacific 2012
wireless broadband initiative
Wireless Broadband Initiative


  • Develop and deploy wireless networks
  • Guarantee capacity for schools, hospitals
  • Train local experts and build human capacity
  • Develop ICT Applications: e-health, e-education, e-government

Objective: Expand broadband access

in underserved areas

connecting children empowering the next generation
Connecting Children: Empowering the Next Generation
  • Leverage Wireless Broadband Partnership – capacity for public use
  • Campaign to secure funding/partners to provide low cost laptops for school children
  • Partnership with One Laptop Per Child, Intel + others active in the field
study groups
Collaborative working methods ordered along set of questions reflecting evolution of the information and communication sectorStudy Groups

ITU-D Study Group 1

Telecommunication development strategies and policies

ITU-D Study Group 2Development and management of telecommunication services and networks

Others ITU-t and ITU-r Study GroupsGlobal Initiatives or Focus Groupse.g.NGN-GSI, FG-IPTV, FG-IDM, etc.

itu d study group 1 telecommunication development strategies and policies questions under study
Regulatory impact of next-generation networks on interconnection

Regulatory policies on universal access to broadband services

Regulation for licensing and authorization of converging services

Tariff policies, tariff models and methods of determining the costs of services on national telecommunication networks, including next-generation networks

Domestic enforcement of telecommunication laws, rules and regulations by national telecommunications regulatory authorities

Implementation of IP telephony in developing countries

Access to telecommunication services for people with disabilities

Impact of telecommunication development on the creation of employment

Securing information and communication networks: Best practices for developing a culture of cybersecurity

ITU-D Study Group 1Telecommunication development strategies and policiesQuestions under study:


Identification of study topics in the ITU-T and ITU-R study groups that are of particular interest to developing countries

Telecommunications for rural and remote areas

Examination of terrestrial digital sound and television broadcasting technologies and systems, including cost-benefit analyses, interoperability of digital terrestrial systems with existing analogue networks and methods of migration from analogue terrestrial techniques to digital techniques

Telecommunications for e-health

Progress on activities for e-services/applications in the world

ITU-D Study Group 2Development and management of telecommunication services and networksQuestions under study:


itu d study group 2 cont d
ITU-D Study Group 2 (cont’ d)

Implementation aspects of IMT-2000 and information-sharing on systems beyond IMT-2000 for developing countries

Strategy for migration from existing networks to next-generation networks for developing countries

Examination of access technologies for broadband telecommunications

Utilization of ICT for disaster management and active and passive space-based sensing systems as they apply to disaster prediction, detection and mitigation

The unique telecommunication/ICT needs of small island developing states (SIDS)

Resolution 9 (Rev. Doha, 2006): Participation of countries, particularly developing countries, in spectrum management


partner with itu d
Partner with ITU-D
  • Enjoy branding and visibility opportunities

through successful high-profile partnerships

  • Support your Corporate Social Responsibility

and long term market development objectives

  • Leverage your expertise and services to help implement ICT projects in developing countries
  • Work with governments and other industry players towards shared goals for development
itu sector membership

ITU Sector Membership

What benefits? What costs? How to join?

general benefits of itu membership
General Benefits of ITU Membership
  • ITU’s unique capacity to bring together representatives from competing companies and governments of all ideological persuasions
  • Sharing a wealth of experience and creative ideas
  • Establish partnerships between private and public sectors
  • Access to ITU’s vast range of publications, as well as restricted documentation/information and statistics
itu sector member
ITU Sector Member
  • An ITU Sector Member fully participates in the work of corresponding ITU Sector Study Groups, or Working Groups thereof, in the Sector’s Regional and World Telecommunication Conferences, Advisory Group and other relevant workshops, seminars and meetings.
  • An interested entity or organization may join ITU as a Sector Member. There are 3 Sectors:
    • Development (ITU-D)
    • Radiocommunication (ITU-R)
    • Standardization (ITU-T)
benefits of being an itu sector member
Benefits of being an ITU Sector Member
  • Influence the evolution of global telecommunication networks
    • Do you have a message to convey?
    • Do you need to influence the direction of global/regional development or standardization projects?
    • Do you have existing projects and/or products that could benefit from globalization?
benefits of being an itu sector member1
Benefits of being an ITU Sector Member
  • Increase awareness of your business priorities amongst operators, service providers, suppliers, regulators and governments
    • Membership of ITU Sectors is a means to actively take part in the Sector’s work pertinent to your business and thus make sure your company’s goals and policies are taken into account on the development of projects and on the definition of standards within your business sphere.
    • Your contact details and the name of your Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be published in the ITU Global Directory.
benefits of being an itu sector member2
Benefits of being an ITU Sector Member
  • Networking/Making contacts

ITU Sectors provide a platform for meeting experts from all over the world, learning of their entities’ plans and objectives and for sharing experience and information.

benefits of being an itu sector member3
Benefits of being an ITU Sector Member
  • ITU Sector Members can
    • Fully participate in the Sector’s Advisory Group to the ITU Elected Official
    • Participate in all Study Group meetings and electronic discussion groups
    • Present their views by submitting written contributions
    • Participate in the approval of technical or development projects and recommendations
itu sector member fees
ITU Sector Member Fees
  • ITU Sector Members may choose their annual contribution in a range from 1/16 to 40 units. The effective amount of the contributory unit is 63’600 Swiss francs. This fixes the minimum contribution for an ITU Sector Member as follows:
    • ITU-D: CHF 7,950 (1/8 unit) CHF 3,975 (1/16 unit for developing countries only)
    • ITU-R: CHF 31,800 (1/2 unit)
    • ITU-T: CHF 31,800 (1/2 unit)
itu associates
ITU Associates
  • An interested entity or organization may join an ITU Sector as an Associate and be entitled to take part in the work of a selected single Study Group.
  • Associates may have access to documentation required for their work and may serve as Rapporteur or Editor.
itu associate fees
ITU Associate Fees
  • The annual contribution for an ITU Associate is:
    • ITU-D: CHF 3,975.00 CHF 1,987.75 (for developing countries only)
    • ITU-R: CHF 10,600.00
    • ITU-T: CHF 10,600.00
  • ITU membership is global and diversified
  • Sector Members play a key role in ITU dynamics
  • Regional participation is an ITU priority
  • Invaluable opportunities exist to share experiences, creative ideas, knowledge of business opportunities and to seek partnerships
  • ITU Sector membership fees are competitive

What about new members from your country?

thank you

Thank You!

Yury Grin, PhD

Deputy to the BDT DirectorInternational Telecommunication Union