Samena Telecommunications Council, the tri-regional consortium of telecom operators has announced that it will be organising an International Telecoms Regulations (ITRs) Roundtable discussion on Sept.17 in Dubai.
Hosted by Etisalat, the roundtable will provide an opportunity to discuss the potential amendments proposed by the various ITU WCIT Regional Council Working Groups (CWGs) globally, as well as Samena’s and other industry associations and groups to the 1988 ITRs Treaty.
Thomas Wilson, CEO and Executive Managing Director of Samena Telecommunications Council said, “In the light of the recent regional and international preparations for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai in December 2012, the Samena Council decided to convene the regional telecom industry players and facilitate dialogue on the various amendments that have been proposed to the ITRs Treaty. The sustainability of the current multi-stakeholders telecommunications model through the support of decisive, consensus-driven and collaborative efforts will be the primary focus of the meeting.”
“It has become imperative for the Samena region’s key stakeholders including policy makers, regulators, telecom operators and technology providers, investors and the ICT professional community to be pro-actively engaged in this process”, added Wilson.
In addition, the Samena Council will attend the 4th Arab WCIT Preparatory Meeting in Dubai on September 8th. Regional and international organisations will have the opportunity to present their opinions and viewpoints on the proposed ITRs amendments.
Wilson further added, “Active and close communications among all stakeholders will aid the understanding of the issues surrounding the ITRs and the amendments that could potentially alter the operator investor community’s vision of the future as well as the global regulatory landscape.”