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Welcome to the IIC

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

  • Telecommunications & Media Forum, 4-5 December 2018, Washington DC

    TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM, 4-5 DECEMBER 2018, WASHINGTON DC

    The IIC returned to Washington DC for our annual TMF where we once again brought together leaders of technology and communications businesses and regulatory bodies to discuss the policy and regulatory roadmaps for the Americas and the rest of the world. See pictures and speaker presentations (login required) from this two-day event.

  • Asia 2019, 12-15 February 2019, Kuala Lumpur

    Asia 2019, 12-15 FEBRUARY 2019, kuala lumpur

    The IIC will be returning to Asia in February 2019 for the Telecommunications & Media Forum (TMF) on 13-14 February which follows the Regional Regulators’ Forum (RRF) on 12 February 2019. Hosted by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the event will develop the themes discussed in Asia 2018 (Singapore), examining progress made in terms of technology, user protections and governance issues. The event will end with a workshop examining how policy makers can take advantage of the benefits offered by advances in Artificial Intelligence (15 February).



  • CPRW 2018

    CPR Week, 8-11 october, mexico city

    The IIC’s Communications Policy & Regulation Week brought together regulators and senior experts from industry, academia and civil society across the globe. Hosted by Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFTA), the event kicked of with the International Regualtors' Forum where regualtors gathered to discuss all aspects of the digital ecosystem. A playlist containing all available videos from the Annual Conference which followed, including a keynote presentation from Ajit Pai, is available here.

  • InterMedia - Put Consumers First

    INTERMEDIA ARTICLe: put consumers  first

    Data privacy is among the biggest concerns in the digital age but, as Daniel Sepulveda argues from the industry perspective, a regulatory balance is needed between protection and the success of a data-driven economy.

  • IIC Chapter Events

    IIC CHAPTER EVENTS

    Read reports on recent Chapter events which have included topics on communications policy & legislation through to data privacy; the upcoming UK Chapter will address the issues around the regulation of social media.

  • Regulatory Watch

    Regulatory watch

    The internatinal bulletin from the IIC which rounds up the latest policy stories highlighting some of the key regulatory issues from around the world.

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upcoming events

REGIONAL REGULATORS' FORUM
12 february 2019, kuala lumpur

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
13-14 FEBRUARY 2019, KUALA LUMPUR

WORKSHOP ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
15 FEBRUARY 2019, KUALA LUMPUR

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
26-27 march 2019, brussels

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
MAy 2019, Miami

IIC Communications Policy and Regulation Week, including the  IIC’s 50th Annual Conference
7-10 october 2019, london

Latest News

policy world

POLICY WORLD

The November issue of Policy World is now available to read here.

 washington dc

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM 4-5 Dec 2018, washington DC

The IIC returned to Washington DC for our annual Telecommunications and Media Forum (TMF) just a few weeks after the midterm elections. We brought together leaders of technology and communications businesses and regulatory bodies to discuss the policy and regulatory roadmaps for the Americas and the rest of the world.

socialmedia

IIC UK CHAPTER  11 DEC: REGULATING (ABUSE ON) SOCIAL MEDIA: A NEW APPROACH?

Hosted  by the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), this UK Chapter event asks panellists to consider how harm on social media might be reduced while respecting fundamental human rights. Is there a need for additional legislation or whether is there a place for self- or co-regulation, or both? Registration is till open here.

legislation

iic Canada 31Oct - 1 nov: CANADIAN COMMUNICATIONS POLICY AND LEGISLATION

IIC Canada's 16th Annual Conference theme was linked to the Government of Canada’s establishment of a panel of experts, the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel, to make recommendations on changes to Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications legislation. Read more about the event here.

data privacy

IIC THAILAND - TRPC FORUM 2 nov: DATA PRIVACY AS A COMPETITIVE advantage

Organised by the APaR, UTCC, the IIC Thailand and TRPC, this meeting addressed the issues arising from the convergence of multilateral frameworks with local regulations and discussed what they mean for businesses and policy makers in Thailand. See a summary report of the event here.

AGCOMfor homepage

IIC ITALY 8 NOV: SECOND EDITION OF THE  ANTONIO PRETO PRIZE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS CULTURE

IIC Italy Chapter, jointly with AGCOM, organised a conference to celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the Italian Communications Authority as an opportunity to highlight the major milestones in the twenty years of activity of AGCOM. Read a synopsis of the event here.

regulation

BLOG:REGULATORS AND THE CHALLENGE OF DIGITAL DISRUPTION

IIC Director General, Andrea Millwood Hargrave, on the call for a new technology regulator for the UK. Read more here.

Confirmed Speakers for Washington TMF include:

Abigail Slater

Abigail Slater

Special Assistant to the President for Tech, Telecom, and Cyber Policy, White House National Economic Council

Ajit Pai

Ajit Pai

Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA

Brian Hendricks

Brian Hendricks

Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Americas Region, Nokia

David A Gross (Ambassador)

David A Gross (Ambassador)

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, USA

Diane Rinaldo

Diane Rinaldo

Deputy Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce

Göran Marby

Göran Marby

President and CEO, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)

Ian Scott

Ian Scott

Chairperson and CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Julie Brill

Julie Brill

Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Privacy and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Lee Rainie

Lee Rainie

Director, Internet and Technology Research, Pew Research Center

Umar Garba Danbatta (Professor)

Umar Garba Danbatta (Professor)

EVC & CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission


What TMT Professionals say about the IIC

  • Sang-Hyun Kang

    "Whether in the field of broadcasting, internet communications, or new media, I believe international cooperation will play a vital role in the future of our endeavors. I have no doubt the role of International Institute of Communications will become even more important in the days and years to come."

    Sang-Hyun Kang 
    Chairperson, Korea Communications Standards Commission

  • Dr Krisztina Rozgonyi

    "Having seen several professional endeavours during my career , attending your meetings, explained to me why the IIC is special and different from any other similar type of organization, a question which had puzzled me earlier watching it from a distance. It is how you bring senior key people together to discuss the pressing topics for the sector."

    Dr Krisztina Rozgonyi 
    Assistant Professor, Media Governance and Media Industries Research Lab, University of Vienna

  • Dr Ieva Martinkenaite

    "Meeting policy makers, regulators and other telcos and discussing pressing issues for our business and society is always enriching. This is what IICOM Telecommunication and Media Forums provide."

    Dr Ieva Martinkenaite 
    Vice President, Telenor Research

  • 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

  • Dr Alexandra Borchardt

    "I really enjoyed this panel. It was a pleasure to be surrounded by such a number of thoughtful and interesting participants and an inquisitive audience."

    Dr Alexandra Borchardt
    Director of Strategic Development, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

  • 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

  • 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


INTERMEDIA

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.

MEMBERSHIP

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.

EVENTS

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.

Put Consumers First

Put Consumers First

Where Are We In Gender Equality

Where Are We In Gender Equality

Platforms on Trial

Platforms on Trial

Making Sense in Singapore

Making Sense in Singapore


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