Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2017

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This Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2017 is the first of an annual series of reports tracking market and regulatory trends in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector and their implications across the economy. Understanding current trends and challenges across ICT markets and regulatory frameworks can help address the gaps and capitalize on unexplored opportunities. This report provides useful insights and a clear, evidence-based perspective to do that. This report is also a key resource on smart, inclusive and forward-looking ICT regulation. Its findings can provide useful guidance in reviewing and upgrading regulatory frameworks for the ICT sector as the basis for the digital economy today and for the future. The report reaches out to the regulatory community worldwide, policy-makers, industry and the ICT community in general




This first edition of the Global ICT Regulatory Outlook Report was prepared by the ITU Regulatory and Market Environment Division (RME) of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT). The team comprised Sofie Maddens Toscano (Head of division), Youlia Lozanova (lead author), Nancy Sundberg and Carmen Prado-Wagner. The report was edited by Beth Friedemann Peoc’h. The work was carried out under the overall direction of Kemal Huseinovic, Chief, Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and e-Applications Department (IEE), Telecommunication Development Bureau.


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