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

  • Asia 2019, 12-14 February 2019, Kuala Lumpur

    Asia 2019, 12-14 FEBRUARY 2019, kuala lumpur

    We return to Asia in 2019 for the Telecommunications & Media Forum (TMF) on 13-14 February, following the Regional Regulators’ Forum (RRF) on 12 February 2019. Hosted by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the event will develop the themes discussed at Asia 2018, examining progress made in terms of technology, user protections and governance issues.

  • 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.

  • InterMedia - Sydney Sessions

    intermedia article - sydney sessions

    Telecoms and media analyst, Cristina Murroni, provides an overview of the Telecommunications & Media Forum which took place in Sydney, Australia, earlier this year. From platforms to cyber-security and the Internet of Things, Australian regulators and stakeholders discussed the opportunities and challenges presented in today’s technology landscape.

  • 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 latest UK Chapter event examined the issues around the regulation of social media.

  • IIC 50th Anniversary

    50 YEARS OF THE IIC

    We are excited to be celebrating our 50th anniversary: a time that has seen exponential change in the communications industry – and for the Institute. The IIC began as a forum to exchange best practice in broadcasting and has evolved to address the increasingly complex questions raised by technological development and societal change. This speed of change – and the IIC’s role – are expertly summarised in this short video, produced by RAI, the Italian national broadcaster.

  • Regulatory Watch

    Regulatory watch

    The international 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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
26-27 march 2019, brussels

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
MAy 2019, Miami

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
25-26 JUNE 2019, Riga, Latvia

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 December 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), panellists were asked 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? See the speakers 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.

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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.

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road to the digital economy

How should telecoms regulators pave the way for the digital economy? Juan Manuel Wilches at Colombia’s regulator says a change of mindset is needed. Read the article here.

Confirmed Speakers for Kuala Lumpur include:

Afrizal Abdul Rahim

Afrizal Abdul Rahim

Head of Ericsson Consumer Lab South East Asia & Oceania, Ericsson

Al-Ishsal Ishak

Al-Ishsal Ishak

Chairman, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Botlenyana Mokhele

Botlenyana Mokhele

Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Chee Kheong Foong

Chee Kheong Foong

Group Head of Regulatory Affairs, Axiata Group Berhad

Chris Perera

Chris Perera

Senior Director, International External & Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific, AT&T

Emanuela Lecchi

Emanuela Lecchi

Head of Public Policy, APAC, GSM Association

Håkon Bruaset Kjøl

Håkon Bruaset Kjøl

Senior Vice President, Partner and External Relations Asia, Telenor Group

Jeff Paine

Jeff Paine

Managing Director, Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), Singapore

Louise Lucas

Louise Lucas

Asia Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

Priya Mahajan

Priya Mahajan

Head of ASPAC Public Policy & Regulatory Counsel, Verizon


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.

Sydney Sessions

Sydney Sessions

Put Consumers First

Put Consumers First

Where Are We In Gender Equality

Where Are We In Gender Equality

Platforms on Trial

Platforms on Trial


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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. To find out more, click here

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