Representative of O.S. Popov ONAT has headed the international expert group on strategy and policy for broadband telecommunications deployment in developing countries

Representative of O.S. Popov ONAT has headed the international expert group on strategy and policy for broadband telecommunications deployment in developing countries

On April 30 – May 4, 2018, the vice-rector for scientific work of O.S. Popov ONAT Vadym Kaptur took part in the work of the Study Group 1 of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Development Sector, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland.

In total, 160 participants from 70 countries of the world took part in the meeting.

During the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 Kaptur V.A. was elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Study Group.

At the request of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, Vadym Kaptur was chosen as the co-rapporteur for the research Question 1/1 “Strategies and policies for broadband telecommunications deployment in developing countries” of the Study Group 1 of the ITU Development Sector in the research period 2018-2021.

The corresponding group of 14 researchers headed by Kaptur V.A. are given the task of analyzing the best practices of the use of strategic and regulatory mechanisms that promote the development of broadband access worldwide. The final report should be submitted by the group in 2021, however, during the period 2018-2021 the group also plans to hold a series of workshops on broadband access development issues as well as other research activities.

The group headed by the representative of the O.S. Popov ONAT includes leading scientists and telecommunications regulatory and governing authorities from Kenya, Mali, Congo, Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Haiti, the United States of America, Algeria, Bhutan, China and Turkey.

During the first meeting of the rapporteur group, which was held on May 1, 2018, 25 input documents were reviewed, a working group plan, a draft content and division of responsibilities between co-speakers and deputy speakers on Question 1/1 were presented. Also during the meeting on Question 1/1, the representative of O.S. Popov ONAT presented the BroadbandCalculator.info system, which was developed by the Academy with the support of ITU.

The next meeting of the rapporteur group on Question 1/1 will be held in September-October 2018.

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