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The International Institute of Communications enables the balanced, open dialogue that shapes the policy agenda for the telecoms, media and technology industries.

  • Telecommunications & Media Forum Washington DC 2019

    TELECOMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA FORUM WASHINGTON DC, USA

    10 - 11 December 2019

    Registration is open

    We return to Washington DC for our annual Telecommunications & Media Forum (TMF) in December. Taking some of the themes discussed during Communications Policy & Regulation Week in London this October across the Atlantic, the IIC will bring together leaders of technology and communications businesses and regulatory bodies to discuss the policy and regulatory roadmaps for the Americas and the rest of the world.

  • International Regulators' Forum 2019

    INTERNATIONAL REGULATORS' FORUM 2019

    Held in London, UK. 7-8 October 2019
    See photos from this year’s IRF here
    CPRW2019 Facebook Album

    "In the era of exponential change, there are lots of challenges that regulators face. We need to identify and harness them to modernize regulatory practices. To make it effective, a multi-stakeholder dialogue is essential and that’s the added value of every IIC event I have taken part in."
    Marcin Cichy, President, Office of Electronic Communications, Republic of Poland after IRF 2019

  • 50th Annual Conference 2019

    THE IIC'S 50TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    Held in London, UK. 9-10 October 2019

    See photos from the Annual Conference here
    CPRW2019 Facebook Album

    "You really create a fantastically unique and inspiring gathering. How you do so consistently across continents with a broad and deep agenda is something I find awesome."
    Gabriel Solomon, Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe & Latin America, Ericsson, after the IIC's 50th Annual Conference in 2019

  • 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

  • Platform Parameters

    platform parameters

    Volume 47, Issue 3

    Brian Williamson proposes regulators approach platforms in an evidence-based and proportionate manner, in this deeper dive into what they are, why they matter, and how regulators can help mitigate harms.

    Usually only available to members, you can get a free copy of our journal, Intermedia, here.

  • Asimo the Running Robot

    ASIMO - THE RUNNING ROBOT

    First launched as the 'humanoid robot' in 2000, four years later Honda engineers succeeded in building an Asimo capable of running, albeit awkwardly!

    See more innovations, events and trends on the IIC Timeline

COMMUNICATIONS POLICY & REGULATION WEEK 2019

IIC Director Jean-Jacques Sahel talks about 50 years of the IIC, CPRWeek 2019 and what makes IIC events unique.

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA FORUM
10-11 DECEMBER 2019, WASHINGTON DC

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL GOOD
DATE TBC, BANGKOK, THAILAND
DATE TBC, JAKARTA, INDONESIA

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS & mEDIA fORUM WASHINGTON DC 2019

Registration is now open for the TMF in Washington DC, USA, on 10-11 December 2019. See the latest confirmed speakers here.

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IIC EUROPE CHAPTER 25 NOVEMBER: SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT, 5G AND EMISSIONS – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES UNDER THE EECC

The second meeting of the IIC Europe Chapter is planned in an intimate workshop style with speakers from the European Commission, RSPG, BIPT, Vodafone Group and more. Further details here

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IIC AUSTRALIA CHAPTER 4 december 2019: COMMUNICATIONS LAWS AND THE MEDIA
A YEAR IN REVIEW & WHAT'S NEXT?

The IIC Australian Chapter, together with Bird&Bird will be holding an end of year event to review and discuss some of the major developments in media and communications laws that have played out around the globe during 2019. More details here.

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INTERMEDIA OPEN ACCESS: PLATFORM PARAMETERS

Brian Williamson proposes regulators approach platforms in an evidence-based and proportionate manner, in this deeper dive into what they are, why they matter, and how regulators can help mitigate harms. Read more

 

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Free Full-Fibre Broadband For All?

Dr Steve Unger, writes for the Bennett Institute of Public Policy’s blog on how broadband policy has become a surprising controversy during the run-up to the UK’s general election. Read more

 

Confirmed Speakers for Washington TMF include:

Andrew Haire

Andrew Haire

Vice President, International Institute of Communications

Craig Moffett

Craig Moffett

Partner and Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson

David A Gross (Ambassador)

David A Gross (Ambassador)

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, USA

Eli Noam (Prof)

Eli Noam (Prof)

Director, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Professor of Finance and Economics and Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy, Columbia Business School

Fiona Alexander

Fiona Alexander

Distinguished Policy Strategist in Residence, School of International Service; Distinguished Fellow, Internet Governance Lab, American University

Kathleen Grillo

Kathleen Grillo

Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Verizon Communications

Latifa Akharbach

Latifa Akharbach

President, Haute Autorité de la Communication Audiovisuelle (HACA), Morocco

Lynne E Parker (Dr)

Lynne E Parker (Dr)

Assistant Director for Artificial Intelligence, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), USA

Robert L Strayer (Ambassador)

Robert L Strayer (Ambassador)

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State


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.

Platform Parameters

Platform Parameters

Are the Kids Alright?

Are the Kids Alright?

Issues Galore

Issues Galore

Bandwidth in Abundance

Bandwidth in Abundance


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