Connecting the unconnected in emerging and mature markets
"Despite the phenomenal growth of the Internet, despite its many benefits, there are still too many people who remain unconnected" said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. "Providing Internet connectivity to everyone, everywhere, will take determined policy leadership and investment." The IIC brings together policy makers, industry and governments to debate the issues.
Internet of everything - how do we ensure positive societal gain?
The Internet of Things cuts across all converged technologies. This throws multitudinous ICT challenges such as smart systems integration, cyber-physical systems, smart networks, big data and cloud. Achieving a multi-stakeholder and ecosystem perspective brings regulatory challenges. Privacy, security, data protection and regulating for multiple use cases is pivotal
OTT convergence models - legacy media versus digital native
The rise of content and media intermediaries as digital gatekeepers raises major policy and regulation concerns. This is a recurring theme for the IIC as regulators and industry debate the best way balance innovation whilst delivering audience protection and plurality in a world where converged communications are changing the rules.
Pathways for converged communications competition policy
Competition policy exists to ensure digital communications markets continue to work for consumers and businesses. Panellists will look at how incentives for efficient private sector investment and innovation can be maintained and strengthened to ensure widespread availability and high quality services, as well as considering whether interventions are needed to promote continuing competition and, if so, where.