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  • At its July meeting, the ITU Council referred several items to the ITU-T World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly (WTSA), they are: to define OTT as it relates to the Internet, address misuse of domain names, misuse of identifiers, and issues with ICANN and TLDs that concern Member States. These are all items that have also surfaced in WCIT ITR proposals and discussions over the past few months, including recent proposals to insert ICT and “processing” in the definition of telecommunications that will be used within the ITRs. WTSA meets in Dubai the two weeks prior to the start of...
    Date published 01 July 2012
  • This paper offers a brief introduction to some of the Internet organizations and processes that shape naming and addressing, shared global services and operations, and open standards development in the Internet Ecosystem. For further information about how these organizations work together to ensure the Internet remains open and sustainable, see the Internet Ecosystem Briefing Paper and the Shared Internet Resources information sheet.                                            ...
  • The CDT outlines core policy principles for the Internet.
  • The Internet Society releases the following statement from President and CEO Lynn St. Amour: “The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) is an important event that the Internet Society hopes will contribute to greater connectivity and growth in international telecommunications for the public.   Over the last week and throughout the weekend, ITU Member States were engaged in hard and difficult negotiations to move the work of the conference forward positively. As the conference moves back into plenary session today, we are seeing the first results of...
  • Hoy en día, damos por hecho que cuando conectamos a Internet podemos acceder a cualquier contenido solo con un clic del ratón.  Acceso a noticias, redes sociales, mensajería instantánea; desde casa, desde el trabajo o donde quiera que esté; todo ello es posible en el Internet global.   Pero, ¿cómo ocurre esa conexión?  La respuesta está en la arquitectura de la red, cómo se describió originalmente y cómo evolucionó.     Internet no solo es una red, sino miles de redes en...
  • The Internet Society background paper on the ITRs including the history, the process for updating, and potential challenges. 
  • You wouldn’t send a package from your office in Port-of-Spain, destined for a client in San Fernando, through Miami USA, would you? That would be foolish, unnecessarily expensive and inefficient. Yet this inefficient routing is what is being done every day with Internet traffic between local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), destined for local customers. This scenario is not limited to the Caribbean. In many developing countries, poor connectivity between ISPs often results local traffic being routed over expensive international links simply to reach destinations within the country of...
  • Une deuxième édition du webinaire en français au sujet de la Conférence mondiale des télécommunications internationales (CMTI) avec Markus Kummer (Vice-président, Politique publique, Internet Society) et Nicolas Seidler (Policy Advisor, Internet Society) a eu lieu le 13 février 2013 à 14:00 UTC (en ligne/WebEx).   Cette deuxième édition a été organisée, puisqu'il semble que lors de la session précédente certains d'entre vous ont eu des difficultés...
  • Le filtrage n'est pas une solution, la véritable solution est la coopération internationale. Problème : trouver des solutions aux activités illégales en ligne Les décideurs politiques, les législateurs et les organismes de réglementation à travers le monde veulent combattre les activités illégales en ligne telles que la pornographie infantile, les infractions des droits de propriété intellectuelle et lesactivités de cybercriminalité. L'Internet Society reconnaît qu'il s...