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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 and Media Forum: Miami, 24-25 May 2018


    Adolfo Cuevas Teja, Commissioner, Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT), Mexico, joins the line up of speakers at this two-day event which will examine the key components and regulatory frameworks that can enable the development of an effective digital economy.

  • Telecommunications & Media Forum, 3-4 July, Syndey

    telecommunications and media forum 3-4 July 2018, sydney

    This TMF, hosted by The University of Technology Sydney, will provide the perfect stimulus for lively discussions on the disruptive potential of new technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things. Registration is now open.

  • Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2018


    The IIC is pleased to announce that next year's Communications Policy and Regulation Week will be held in Mexico City, from 8-11 October. Further details will be announced soon.

  • Telecommunications and Media Forum: Brussels, 24-25 April 2018

    TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM 24-25 April 2018, brussels

    This two-day event in Brussels, hosted by the Belgium Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT), examined the regulatory frameworks around AI and algorithms.

  • InterMedia Article - Fibre: Taking the Right Steps


    To get the broadband infrastructure and consumer benefits that are needed, regulators have to abandon the short-term thinking that can stifle new entrants and investment argue Richard Cadman, Jonathan Kingan and Gita Sorensen in the latest issue of InterMedia.

  • InterMedia April 2018

    INTERMEDIA April 2018

    The latest issue of InterMedia, the IIC's Journal, features new on Data Protection and the impact of the GDPR.

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

24-25 may 2018, miami

3-4 July 2018, sydney

communications Policy & regulation week
8-11 october 2018, mexico city

Latest News

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there can be no democracy without accountability

Victims of internet crime need an organised route to redress. Frits Bussemaker, Chairman at the Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy shares his views in this latest blog.

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The April issue of InterMedia in now available to read here. (Login required.)



This two-day discussion will examine the key components and regulatory frameworks that can enable the development of an effective digital economy. See th eline of speakers here.



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

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TMF Brussels 2018

Among a line-up of high profile regulators, government representatives and industry giants, Mr Talwar kicked off two days of stimulating debate on AI and the future digital single market. See photos here.

Confirmed Speakers for Miami include:

Ana Carolina da Motta

Ana Carolina da Motta

Media & Digital Economy Analyst, Americas, Cullen International

Bernadette Lewis

Bernadette Lewis

Secretary General, Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Trinidad and Tobago

Gabriel Solomon

Gabriel Solomon

Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe & Latin America, Ericsson

Gonzalo de Dios

Gonzalo de Dios

Associate General Counsel, Intelsat

John Winter

John Winter

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Liberty Latin America

Juan Manuel Wilches

Juan Manuel Wilches

Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia

Melesia Sutherland

Melesia Sutherland

Director and Chair, Regulatory Committee, CANTO

Mindel De La Torre

Mindel De La Torre

Chief Regulatory and International Strategy Officer, Omnispace LLC

Nievia Ramsundar

Nievia Ramsundar

Corporate Secretary, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)

Robert Pepper (Dr)

Robert Pepper (Dr)

Head, Global Connectivity Policy and Planning, Facebook

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


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.

Fibre: Taking the Right Steps

Fibre: Taking the Right Steps

Is it time to regulate AI?

Is it time to regulate AI?

Illicit streaming devices: time to act

Illicit streaming devices: time to act

Raising questions about fake news

Raising questions about fake news

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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