International Institute of Communications

Shaping the policy agenda: TELECOMMUNICATIONS • MEDIA • TECHNOLOGY
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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.

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upcoming events

IIC ROME - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF CONVERGENCE
9–10 NOVEMBER 2017

IIC CANADA - TOWARDS AN INNOVATION AGENDA
16–17 NOVEMBER 2017, OTTAWA

IIC UK - THE ONLINE FUTURE FOR COPYRIGHT and IP
30 NOVEMBER 2017, London

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA FORUM
5–6 DECEMBER 2017, WASHINGTON DC

Latest News

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Q & A with Robert Viola

Roberto Viola, DG at DG CONNECT, sets out the key elements for the Digital Single Market, ahead of his keynote address at the IIC Annual Conference in Brussels.

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COMMUNICATIONS POLICY & REGULATION WEEK 2017

The IIC’s Communications Policy & Regulation Week 2017 boasts a truly global line-up of board level speakers. Read more

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international regulators' forum

Senior level regulators from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe discussed key regulatory issues at IIC Brussels.

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IIC UK chapter: COMPETITION LAW IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Read the summary report from the meeting of the IIC UK Chapter meeting, 20 September 2017.

IIC Brussels Sept 2017

CONNECTED REGULATION – WHAT ARE THE LEGAL ISSUES AND REGULATORY ROADBLOCKS?

Read the summary report from the second in the three-part series on issues around the regulation of Smart Cars, IIC Brussels Chapter meeting, 21 September 2017.

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IIC CHAPTER EVENTS

We are excited about the forthcoming Chapter events which will include topics on changing digital ecosystems through to competition law in the digital era. Click here to see if there is one in your area.

Confirmed Speakers for Communications Policy & Regulation Week included

Alexandra Borchardt (Dr)

Alexandra Borchardt (Dr)

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

Anthony Clayton (Prof)

Anthony Clayton (Prof)

Chairman, Broadcasting Commission Jamaica

Axel Desmedt

Axel Desmedt

Member of the Council, Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT)

David Wheeldon

David Wheeldon

Group Director, Policy and Public Affairs, Sky

Dean Bubley

Dean Bubley

Founder & Director, Disruptive Analysis

Eliza Lee

Eliza Lee

Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Creative Industries), Government of the Hong Kong; Vice Chairman of the Communications Authority (CA)

Johannes Gungl

Johannes Gungl

CEO Telecommunications & Postal Services, Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications

Juan Manuel Wilches

Juan Manuel Wilches

Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia

Linda Griffin

Linda Griffin

Global Head, Public Affairs, King; Co-Founder and Chair, The European Tech Alliance

Madeleine de Cock Buning (Prof. mr. dr)

Madeleine de Cock Buning (Prof. mr. dr)

Chairman of The Board, Commissariaat voor de Media, The Netherlands

María Ortiz Aguilar

María Ortiz Aguilar

Member of the Board, National Authority for Competition and Markets (CNMC), Spain

Michael O'Rielly

Michael O'Rielly

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Nicole Chan

Nicole Chan

Chairperson, National Communications Commission (NCC), Taiwan

R S Sharma

R S Sharma

Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

Sérgio Sá Leitão

Sérgio Sá Leitão

Minister of State for Culture, Brazil

Sharon White

Sharon White

CEO, Ofcom, UK

Stephan Netzle (Dr)

Stephan Netzle (Dr)

President, Federal Communications Commission (ComCom), Switzerland

Stephen Unger (Dr)

Stephen Unger (Dr)

CTO & Group Director for Strategy, International, Technology and Economics & Board Member, Ofcom, UK

Umar Garba Danbatta (Professor)

Umar Garba Danbatta (Professor)

VP & CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission

Wolfgang Kopf

Wolfgang Kopf

Senior VP, Group Public and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG


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


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.

Shedding Light on 5G Policy

Shedding Light on 5G Policy

Principles for Policymakers

Principles for Policymakers

Africa's Digital Future

Africa's Digital Future

Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game


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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We will give you a monthly round up of up-coming events, where we’ve been as well as interviews and selected articles from InterMedia.

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