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IP Tel Report

IP Tel Report

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Published by: Amit Rajderkar on Jul 23, 2011
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In accordance with Opinion D part 3 (Annex O attached) adopted by the third World
Telecommunication Policy Forum on IP telephony (Geneva, 7-9 March 2001), Mr Hamadoun I.
Touré, Director of BDT, invited experts from developed and developing countries to plan a strategy of
migration for their networks into IP-based networks. In response to his invitations, three meetings of
experts on IP telephony chaired by Mr Nabil Kisrawi from Syria, assisted by Mr Peter Kenduiywo
(Kenyan Expert) as vice-chairman, took place (9-10 July; 8, 9 and 10 October and 13 to 14 December
These Experts Meetings were organized to carry out the following tasks identified in Opinion D as
related to ITU-D:

a) to prepare, as soon as possible, a checklist of factors which developing countries may use in
the process of accelerating the introduction of IP networks, thus facilitating the introduction of
IP telephony;
b) to advise and assist in response to the concerns and needs of the developing countries on the
technical, socio-economic and policy impacts on the introduction of IP telephony;
c) to prepare a report to the forthcoming World Telecommunication Development Conference, in
order for this Conference to take the necessary action.
The work was organized as follows: The first meeting agreed to create Rapporteur Groups and each
Group was led by a Rapporteur. The Rapporteur on the technical aspects was Mr Jamel Zenkri
(Tunisian Expert) assisted by Mr Souheil Marine (Alcatel France). The Rapporteur on economic
aspects was Mr Sameer Sharma (Indian Expert) assisted by Mr Kumar Jayant (Indian Expert). The
Rapporteur on policy issues was Ms Virginia Sheffield (US Expert) assisted by Ms Julie Kearney (US
Expert); the Rapporteur on workshops and training aspects was Mrs Rosa Rizvangoul Cisse (Malian
Expert) assisted by Mr Désiré Karyabwite (ITU/BDT). Finally, the Rapporteur on the checklist was
Mr Nabil Kisrawi, Chairman of the Group of Experts

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