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Welcome to the IIC

The International Institute for Communications enables the balanced, open dialogue that shapes the policy agenda for the telecoms, media and technology industries.

The International Institute for Communications enables the balanced, open dialogue that shapes the policy agenda for the telecoms, media and technology industries.

  • Telecommunications & Media Forum, 5-6 December, Washignton DC

    telecommunications and media forum 5-6 december 2017, washington DC

    With keynotes from the major communications regulators in the US, and senior industry figures, this event will bring together leaders of the TMT sector and regulatory bodies to examine objectives and priorities for regulators and policy makers as they adapt to the pace of convergence.

  • Regional Regulators' Forum and TMF Feb, 2018 Singapore

    regional regulators' forum and Telecommunications and media forum, february 2018, singapore

    The IIC will be back in Asia early in 2018. More information available soon.

  • Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2017


    Material from the IIC’s CPRWeek is now available, with videos from the plenary sessions of the Annual Conference and reports on the workshops.

  • IIC Canada 14-15 Nov 2017


    The Canadian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications (IIC Canada) will host its first Communications Law and Policy conference at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on November 14 and 15, 2017. 


  • InterMedia Article


    Cybersecurity and the jurisdictional issues it raises were discussed at the IIC’s Communications Policy and Regulation Week. This article from Intermedia explores the strategic approaches that might be taken.

  • Q&A with Howard Symons


    Partner, Jenner & Block LLP and former Vice-Chair of the US Federal Communications Incentive Auction Task Force

A few words from the President

Chris Chapman, President, talks about how the IIC creates value for its members.

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upcoming events


30 NOVEMBER 2017, London


Latest News

digital transformation

IIC TMF, Washington, D.C.

The policy implications of the convergence of telecom and media platforms is just one of the themes of this year’s annual IIC TMF in Washington D.C. Programme available to view here.

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The online future for copyright and IP: copyright reform, IPR enforcement and the debate on intermediary liability will be discussed, alongside the European proposed reforms in the UK Chapter event on 30 November. Read more.

Galleria Borghese

iic italy chapter

The heads of the major telcos and broadcasters in Italy joined speakers from the European Commission and others to examine the past, present and future of convergence in communications. See Dr Robert Pepper’s presentation here.

IMG 1899

IIC Brussels Chapter

A summary report of the IIC Brussels Chapter on global policies for Smart Cars, held on 10th October as part of the IIC’s CPR Week 2017, is available to read here

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The latest issue of InterMedia is now available here.

Confirmed Speakers for Washington TMF include

Brendan Carr

Brendan Carr

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA

Terrell McSweeny

Terrell McSweeny

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, USA

Robert L Strayer

Robert L Strayer

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State

Thomas M Dailey

Thomas M Dailey

Vice President and General Counsel, International Operations and Regulatory, Verizon International

Alice Munyua

Alice Munyua

Founder, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)

David A Gross (Ambassador)

David A Gross (Ambassador)

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, USA

Jeff Blum

Jeff Blum

Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, DISH

Jeff Brueggeman

Jeff Brueggeman

Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T

Krysten Jenci

Krysten Jenci

Director, Office of Digital Services Industries, International Trade Administration, USA

Lauren Van Wazer

Lauren Van Wazer

Vice President, Global Public Policy, Akamai Technologies

Leonardo Euler de Morais

Leonardo Euler de Morais

Commissioner, National Telecommunication Agency (ANATEL), Brazil

Mike Saperstein

Mike Saperstein

Vice President, Federal Regulatory, Frontier Communications

Nuala O'Connor

Nuala O'Connor

President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology

Rajan S Mathews

Rajan S Mathews

Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)

Umar Garba Danbatta (Professor)

Umar Garba Danbatta (Professor)

EVC & CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission

What TMT Professionals say about the IIC

  • Ajit Pai

    "Reading about developments and challenges is entirely different to being able to meet personally."

    Ajit Pai
    Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Antonio Garcia Zaballos

    "It is the perfect way to get in touch with the different stakeholders of the industry and have an open dialogue about issues that in other circumstances everyone may not feel comfortable talking about."

    Antonio Garcia Zaballos
    Telecommunications Lead Specialist – Leader of the Broadband Programme, Institutions for Development (IFD), Capital Markets and Finance (CMF), IADB

  • Augusto Preta

    "Over the past twenty years the IIC has set milestones in the convergence of telecoms, media and technology which has been witnessed by international key players from industry, institutions and academia."

    Augusto Preta
    CEO, IT Media Consulting

  • Eric Loeb

    "As always, IIC does a tremendous job facilitating substantive exchange, and really outstanding networking between industry and regulators.  I look forward to our ongoing participation at the events!"

    Eric Loeb
    Senior Vice President, International External and Regulatory Affairs, AT&T

  • Franceso Liberatore

    "The IIC is a truly unique association and enables an open, expert-based and non-partisan dialogue that shapes the policy agenda for the telecommunications, media and technology industries."

    Franceso Liberatore
    Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

  • Kyung-Sin Park

    "IIC provides a rare opportunity to hear candid self-assements of the regulators and exchange equally candid views of the industry and academics, which is exactly what we need in this age of changing alliances and political landscapes."

    Kyung-Sin Park
    Director, Public Policy, Professor, Korea University School of Law

  • Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai

    "Our partnership with the IIC has been hugely beneficial. There is no better platform than IIC’s TDMF to exchange insights and hear from industry leaders about how they tackled the various challenges facing the ICT sector."

    Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai
    President of Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar

  • Oscar Reyes Peña

    "At IIC events I hope to strengthen ties with other countries outside the Ibero-American Regulators Platform and to enrich the exchange of experiences, and learn from others."

    Oscar Reyes Peña
    Chairman of the Chilean audio-visual regulator CNTV

  • Tan Kiat How

    "The IIC’s forums and conferences are excellent opportunities for regulators and industry players to network. The forums in particular provide a platform for candid exchange of views on common challenges and good practices among fellow practitioners."

    Mr Tan Kiat How
    CEO of the InfoComm Media Development Authority, Singapore


Members receive InterMedia, the IIC's quarterly journal. It reviews key developments in telecommunications and media policy, regulatory affairs, emergent ICT trends and, especially, the impact of the internet across the entire communications ecosystem.


Our Members come from boardrooms and senior strategic teams of regulators, telecoms operators, broadcasters, content providers, IT and network providers, lawyers and many more. Incumbents and new players alike benefit from the IIC’s diversity.


We hold at least five international events a year including the Annual Conference, the Telecommunications and Media Forum series and the International Regulators Forum, exclusively for regulators.

Latest InterMedia Articles

Members automatically receive InterMedia, the IIC's quarterly journal. It reviews key developments in telecommunications and media policy, regulatory affairs, emergent ICT trends and, especially, the impact of the internet across the entire ecosystem. InterMedia is a rich resource of articles, reports and interviews and the contents reflect the IIC's on-going discussion themes. Here are some open access articles available to read in full.

Spectrum Line up

Spectrum Line up

Hitting the Right Target

Hitting the Right Target

Shedding Light on 5G Policy

Shedding Light on 5G Policy

Africa's Digital Future

Africa's Digital Future

IIC Sponsors & Supporting Organisations

Sponsors work closely with the IIC, helping to shape the policy agenda, contributing to discussions from which the wider community benefits. The IIC operates on a not-for-profit basis solely to enable the balanced, open dialogue that shapes the policy agenda. Sponsorship and membership fees enable us to do this.

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