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Informatization and Harmony in Chinese Telecommunications

Informatization and Harmony in Chinese Telecommunications

By Drew Clark

HONG KONG, December 8 – In China, there are six big telecommunications carriers, and each of them sought to sell themselves and their companies’ stories at the International Telecommunications Union Telecom World conference here.

Leaders of China’s telecommunications sector viewed the conference – the first time it has been held outside of Geneva, where the ITU is based – as the opportunity to showcase this nation’s rising technological prowess.

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URL: http://www.publicintegrity.org/telecom/telecomwatch.aspx?eid=2283

Convergence Poses Challenges for Communications Regulators

Convergence Poses Challenges for Communications Regulators

By Drew Clark

HONG KONG, December 5, 2006 – The convergence of telecommunications and media is posing problem for communications regulators all over the world, and many of them swapped stories here about the best way to cope with rapid technological change.

Most government panelists participating in two morning sessions at the International Telecommunications Union’s Telecom World conference here agreed on the need for a unified communications authority.

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URL: http://www.publicintegrity.org/telecom/telecomwatch.aspx?eid=2255

Global Regulators’ Mixed Message: Compete or Be Regulated

Global Regulators’ Mixed Message to Telecom Companies:
Compete or Be Regulated

By Drew Clark

HONG KONG, December 4, 2006 – Global regulators had a mixed message for the telecommunications industry here on Monday: governments should ease restrictions on companies in the presence of competition – but otherwise tighten them.

At the opening forum at Telecom World 2006, government officials from China, Hong Kong, the European Commission, and International Telecommunications Union delivered a similar message, but with varying degrees of specificity.

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URL: http://www.publicintegrity.org/telecom/telecomwatch.aspx?eid=2247