ITU

  1. Wuzhen 2015: Evaluating China’s Competing Vision of the Internet

    The 2nd World Internet Conference (WIC) was held in the town of Wuzhen in China from 16th-18th December, 2015. Organized by the Chinese government since 2014, the WIC is China’s attempt to present an alternate vision of internet governance, with its pitch for increased ‘cyber-sovereignty’. This is in contrast… Read More

  2. Yes to multi-stakeholderism

    By Chinmayi Arun and Sarvjeet Singh The post originally appeared in The Hindu on 20th July 2015. With the government’s decision to call for public comment and response, the recent consultations on net neutrality are a step in the right direction. New Ideas: “A change in India’s stand signals… Read More

  3. Re-drafted resolution from India at the ITU Plenipotentiary

    ITU’s role in Improving Network Functionalities for Evincing Trust and Confidence in IP based Telecom Networks The Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (Busan, 2014), recalling, Resolution 101 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) of the Plenipotentiary Conference, on ‘IP-based networks’, in which Member States resolved to vest ITU with… Read More

  4. On the international politics of ITU negotiations

    Heading into the last week of the International Telecommunications Union Plenipotentiary in Busan, the fault lines on crucial Internet-related issues appears fairly clear. The ad hoc group on Internet governance, set up by the Working Group of the Plenary, has sought earnestly to churn out a final, agreed text of… Read More

  5. India and the Internet at PP-14

    The latest edition of ITU’s quadrennial meeting of the “supreme organ”, the Plenipotentiary Conference is well underway in Busan, South Korea. It appears that Internet-related issues and India’s position in relation to them will both be very interesting to watch as PP-14 progresses. (See here for one perspective… Read More

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