Revision of the International Telecommunications Regulations – Proposals for high level principles to be introduced in the ITRs

The International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs), last revised in 1988, have provided a general framework that has fostered the global development of international telecommunications services over the last decade. It is widely recognized that the dynamic development of international telecommunications services has been based on the liberalization of telecommunications markets, fostering commercial flexibility and sector-led innovation.

The revision of the ITRs should be flexible enough as to further encourage future growth and sustainable development of telecoms markets, services and technological innovation. Therefore, ITRs should continue to be a high level policy framework for international telecommunications services and facilities, respecting the guiding principles that lead to previous success: private sector leadership and commercial agreements.


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