2015 Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2015

Getting Ready for the Digital Economy

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Under the overarching theme "Getting ready for the digital economy", the 15th edition of Trends in Telecommunication Reform discusses changing ICT consumer behaviour, consumer empowerment and protection in the digital age. It further explores the opportunities and challenges of big data and what it means from a regulatory perspective; why competition matters. It also attempts to answer whether it is time to rethink spectrum licensing, how to monitor the implementation of broadband plans and what are the new business models driven by digital communications and services. As in previous editions, the publication will feature an in-depth analysis of current market and regulatory trends based on ITU data from one of the world's most comprehensive data platforms, the ICT Eye.



Market and regulatory trends in the ICT sector

This chapter provides an overview of ICT market trends and starts by exploring cutting edge technologies in order to provide an overview of where the sector is headed. These trends are increasingly global and impact both developed and developing countries. The Chapter is intended to help stakeholders, and in particular ICT regulators keep abreast of the latest developments and prepare for the digital society. It explores evidence that shows how policies and regulation may impact ICT services uptake and introduces new tools developed by ITU.


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