International Institute of Communications

Shaping the policy agenda: TELECOMMUNICATIONS • MEDIA • TECHNOLOGY
Tel:+44 (0)20 8544 8076
Fax:+44 (0)20 8544 8077
social twitter sm  social linkedin sm  social youtube sm  social facebook sm

Intermedia, July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 02

Intermedia, July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 02

PRINCIPLES FOR POLICY

chris chapman2 More pieces are being put in place to help governments configure regulators able to meet the challenges of the converged, digital world. In particular, I like the policy principles presented in this issue (see page 11), which are at the same time both succinct and comprehensive in covering virtually everything in the TMT sector and which, very importantly, are transportable around the world. They are not prescriptive – more a menu that policymakers can select from to prioritise actions for their own countries, which is the only way such principles can be presented. It is also a salient reminder that these challenges are global realities and yet require domestic (national) choices. What is also important is that the authors explain what policy principles are and where they fit in the policymaking continuum – it seems to me we need to constantly remind ourselves of such thinking before we dive into the complexities of fixing and regulating everything from the digital divide to the internet of things to algorithms on social media. They are huge topics on their own, and complexity can rapidly obscure the goals of optimal social benefit. Chris Chapman, president, IIC

Please sign in with your IIC login to download this article in full


Africa's Digital Future

Africa's Digital Future

Digital transformation poses great challenges for developing inclusive, affordable services for all Africans - with regulators now under considerable pressure, reports RUSSELL SOUTHWOOD.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

Digital Doha

Digital Doha

The IIC’s first TMF of 2017 was held in Doha, with OTT and IoT issues to the fore, as CRISTINA MURRONI reports.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

News from around the Globe

News from around the Globe

We got there in the end: The European Commission makes a big point about ‘roam like at home’, the end of mobile roaming charges in the European Union on 15 June, a ban that has taken ten years to negotiate.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

Playing Fair

Playing Fair

Traditional audiovisual providers are increasingly concerned about the lack of a level playing field. Grupo Televisa's JAVIER TEJADO-DONDÉ gives his view.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

Pricing and Policy in a 5G World

Pricing and Policy in a 5G World

In future, the revenue per MHz of spectrum used will decline dramatically as we move to 5G, writes STEFAN ZEHLE.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

Principles for Policymakers

Principles for Policymakers

Today’s media and communications world needs a fundamental set of principles to help policymakers determine public value. ROBERT PICARD and VICTOR PICKARD have just such a global set to hand.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game

How much does politics shape competition and regulation in the mobile industry? Quite a lot, as MARC BEISHON finds in a paper that takes a deep dive into the issue.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

Shedding Light on 5G Policy

Shedding Light on 5G Policy

In part two of his discussion of the ‘myth of 5G’, WILLIAM WEBB examines regulatory factors, spectrum issues and whether fixed-wireless access will be more than a promise - plus scenarios for the next few years

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

The End of Politics?

The End of Politics?

Are digital technologies making politics impossible? It’s a question addressed by political scientist STEVEN MICHELS - who is not optimistic.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

Time to Lead

Time to Lead

The latest ransomware attacks should be a catalyst for a more strategic approach to cybersecurity, argues MALCOLM TAYLOR.

July 2017, Volume 45 Issue 2

FULL INDEX OF CONTENTS 2017

Please click here to see the full index.


FULL INDEX OF CONTENTS 2016

Please click here to see the full index.


FULL INDEX OF CONTENTS 2015

Please click here to see the full index.


FULL INDEX OF CONTENTS 2014

Please click here to see the full index.  


Stay up to date with the IIC

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.

Subscribe to Policy World