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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.

  • International Regulators' Forum 2019

    INTERNATIONAL REGULATORS' FORUM 2019

    London, UK. 7-8 October 2019

    International Regulators' Forum, 7-8 October 2019: Learn more
    Small Nations Regulators' Forum, 8 October 2019: Learn more

    Hosted by Ofcom in the historic Skinners' Hall

  • 50th Annual Conference 2019

    THE IIC'S 50TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    London, UK. 9-10 October 2019

    Registration is now open for this event and all parts of CPRWeek 2019. Early Bird rates apply for registrations made before 7 September. Don't miss out and register your place today!

  • IIC 2019 Competition for Future Leaders

    IIC 2019 COMPETITION FOR FUTURE LEADERS

    Now open for submissions, the competition is aimed at young professionals aged 35 and under, working in the TMT sector. More about the competition.

    Download the competition poster

    Learn more about the Future Leaders Network here

  • Telecommunications & Media Forum, 25-26 June 2019, Riga

    riga 2019: competing continents

    Riga, Latvia. 25-26 June 2019

    Marking the 10th anniversary of the formation of BEREC and the ongoing celebrations of the IIC’s 50th anniversary, the two organisations came together in this joint independent forum in the wonderful Splendid Palace in the cultural city of Riga. Photo gallery

  • IIC 50 WHATS

    IIC 50 WHATS

    To mark 50 years at the fulcrum of technological advancement and regulation, we’ve captured the most significant events of these decades in a timeline. More

  • Game Changing Events

    GAME CHANGING EVENTS

    With its simple and intuitive set-up, Pong was the arcade game that mesmerised a generation and provided many with their first computer interaction.

    See more innovations, events and trends on the IIC Timeline

COMMUNICATIONS POLICY & REGULATION WEEK 2019

Join us in London for CPRW2019! Learn more

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upcoming events

IIC EUROPE CHAPTER: REVISION OF THE EUROPEAN CODE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
18-19 JULY 2019, Rome

COMMUNICATIONS POLICY & REGULATION WEEK 2019, COMPRISING:

INTERNATIONAL REGULATORS' FORUM 2019
7-8 october 2019, london

SMALL NATIONS REGULATORS' FORUM 2019
8 october 2019, london

THE IIC'S 50TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
9-10 october 2019, london

Latest News

policy world

Policy world

The June issue of the monthly IIC newsletter is available to read here.

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SOLVING THE INFORMATION CRISIS

With fake news - or rather, misinformation – running rife, there is an urgent need to establish trust and accountability in the media. The LSE’s ROS TAYLOR continues the discussion of this key issue.

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INVESTMENT: WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE GROUND, AND WHAT CAN WE DO (OR NOT DO) TO HELP?

Save the date for this upcoming Chapter event. More details here. Registration is now open. Download the form.

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EU COURT OF JUSTICE DETERMINES THAT SKYPEOUT IS AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE

On 5 June 2019, the Court of Justice of the EU ("CJEU") published its ruling on the classification of SkypeOut in the EU following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Belgian Courts. Read the full blog written by Francesco Liberatore and Matthew Buckwell of Squire Patton Boggs.

 

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IIC 2019 COMPETITION FOR FUTURE LEADERS

Now open for submissions, the 2019 Future Leaders' Competition is open to individuals under the age of 35, working in the TMT policy sector or related academia. The winner will travel to London for our 50th Annual Conference where they will present their winning entry. Learn more

 

Confirmed Speakers for CPRWeek include:

Catherine Tait

Catherine Tait

President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

Clare Sumner (CBE)

Clare Sumner (CBE)

Director of Policy, BBC

Denis O'Brien

Denis O'Brien

Interim Group CEO, Digicel Group

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Dorothy Attwood

Dorothy Attwood

Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company

Hanna Stjärne

Hanna Stjärne

CEO, Sveriges Television AB (SVT)

Louisa Graham

Louisa Graham

Chief Executive, Walkley Foundation for Journalism

Manuel Kohnstamm

Manuel Kohnstamm

Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Liberty Global

Peter Bazalgette (Sir)

Peter Bazalgette (Sir)

Chairman, ITV plc

Philip Marsden

Philip Marsden

Bank of England; HMT Digital Competition Expert Panel

Sharon White

Sharon White

CEO, Ofcom, UK

Yaw-Shyang Chen

Yaw-Shyang Chen

Acting Chairperson and Commissioner, National Communications Commission, Taiwan


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

  • Ajit Pai

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

    Ajit Pai
    Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Allyson Leacock

    "As a first-time participant at IIC, I found both the RRF and the TMF (Miami) refreshing and informative. I found our panel insightful and engaging. I appreciate the focused approach of the IIC and certainly look forward to your future meetings. Thank you for a very stimulating meeting."

    Dr Allyson Leacock
    Chairman, Barbados Broadcasting Authority

  • 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

  • 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

  • Håkon Bruaset Kjøl

    "The world needs more dialogue. And that’s why Telenor comes to these types of platforms, we love to play a part in forums where we can come together and, particularly, in times of great uncertainty it is really important that we try to solve problems together… Why this forum exists, it’s exactly about .. putting different people together, coming together, discussing across industries, across governments and private sector to find solutions and we think that’s going to be even more important in the future."

    Håkon Bruaset Kjøl
    Senior Vice President, Partner and External Relations Asia, Telenor Group, Telenor Group

  • 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

  • R S Sharma

    "It’s very, very important for us to meet and for us to collaborate, discuss and we don’t need to reinvent the wheel, , we can learn from each of other.  It is not as if there are certain people who have got all the knowledge in the world or certain countries.  Every country can learn from other countries and other environments.  So I think that’s a very important thing which we realised at the IIC meeting."

    Dr R S Sharma
    Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

  • 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.

Solving the Information Crisis

Solving the Information Crisis

Regulatory Directions

Regulatory Directions

How Susceptible are Internet Users?

How Susceptible are Internet Users?

Get the Whole Picture

Get the Whole Picture


IIC Sponsors & Supporting Organisations

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