Regional Preparatory Meeting for Europe on the development of telecommunications (RDF RPM-EUR)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajić and Brahima Sanou, the Director of the telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU, will open the Regional Preparatory Meeting for Europe for the World Telecommunication Development Conference, on Monday, November 25, 2013. in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Kralja Milana 14.

The organizers of the event are the relevant ministry and the International Telecommunication Union; the meeting will last until Thursday, November 28, 2013. Belgrade will be the host of about 150 representatives of ministries of telecommunications from 40 European countries who will set the agenda and guidelines for the development and operation of the telecommunications sector in the next four years.

ITU Europe Regional Development Forum (RDF-EUR) will provide a platform for open dialogue, cooperation and partnerships among stakeholders in the telecommunications sector: representatives of ministries, regulators, industry, academia, regional and international development agencies and organizations. The key issues for the European region are related to telecommunication networks, including broadband, mobile communications and wireless/satellite networks. Also important are the digital switchover process, reallocation of spectrum and the digital dividend, new technologies, devices and services.

The Forum will focus on how the global nature of ICTs, and in particular rapid growth and innovation in the ICT ecosystems, can sustain all aspects of human diversity and maintain the dialogue between the people to lead to a better world, building an inclusive global information and knowledge society.

The following interconnected topics will be discussed at the Forum:

  • Speeding up Broadband Ubiquity

  • Smart Policy Making and Regulation

  • Building Capacities for an Evolving ICT Ecosystem

  • Reinforcing Impact of ICTs: Towards Knowledge Societies

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