14th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-2016)


The 14th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS-2016) will take place in Gaborone (Botswana), from 21 to 23 November 2016. The Symposium will bring together ICT ministers, heads of national telecom/ICT regulatory authorities and national statistical offices, heads of international organizations, chief executive officers of private sector companies, and statistical experts from around the world.

WTIS-2016 is organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It serves as the main international forum for discussing ICT statistics.

WTIS-2016 will feature high-level debates, including a Ministerial Roundtable and a Leaders’ Dialogue. The Ministerial Roundtable will examine innovative policies on how to deliver the benefits of ICTs to all citizens and to ensure that no one is left behind. It will further debate the opportunities of ICTs to accelerate progress towards the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. The Leaders’ Dialogue will discuss the impact of ICTs in such areas as economic growth, employment and security.

Other sessions of WTIS-2016 will focus on measurement issues related to cybersecurity, e-commerce, and big data and address developments in monitoring the price and affordability of ICT services.

There will be presented the results of the work of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI) and the Expert Group on Household indicators (EGH) during WTIS-2016. ITU will also release the ICT Development Index (IDI), which will rank around 160 economies globally based on official ICT statistics.

On the outcomes of the World Telecommunication Development Conference

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The meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization

The results of the socio-economic development of the industry for the first half of 2017 were considered during the meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization on August 3, 2017.

To the attention of certificate holders, applicants for the certification and those, who accept declarations

The Law of the Republic of Belarus "On conformity assessment to Technical Requirements and accreditation of conformity assessment authorities" came into force on July, 30 2017.

Preparation and testing at EMC Laboratory

EMC Laboratory under JSV Giprosvjaz conducts assessment of telecommunication equipment.

Changes in the Rules for the telecommunication services provision

The Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus № 518 dated from July 12, 2017 made some additions and changes to the Rules for the telecommunication services provision and the Rules for the of lines, communication structures and radio communications protection in the Republic of Belarus.