International Telecommunications Union

Clashes over internet rules to mark UN meeting in Dubai

Screenshot of a map for Google's 'free and open' campaign.

A major US delegation is leading the opposition to possible new UN regulations on internet commerce and controls that are part of wide-ranging talks that opened Monday in Dubai.

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 5:20pm

UN agency could gain control over the web

It is expected to be the mother of all cyber diplomatic battles.

When delegates gather in Dubai in December for an obscure UN agency meeting, fighting is expected to be intense over proposals to rewrite global telecom rules to effectively give the United Nations control over the internet.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

CommunicAsia organisers positive despite ITU threat

The organisers of international trade event, CommunicAsia, are expecting a bumper crop of exhibitors in Singapore this week, despite stiff competition for corporate sponsors from ITU Telecom World in Hong Kong this December.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Telecom World organisers place call for sponsors

Backed by mainland authorities, Hong Kong will move to secure financial commitments from corporate sponsors within six months as the city steps up preparations to host next year's ITU Telecom World - the most prestigious show on the industry's international calendar.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Lai See

splashing out

Hong Kong takes securing big conference shindigs seriously and in the telecoms world, they do not come any bigger than the International Telecommunications Union global bash.

17 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

HK bids for global telecoms conference

Hong Kong plans to bid against five other cities for the chance to hold a prestigious telecommunications forum three years from now in an attempt to raise the city's profile as a regional business and conference centre.

9 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

ITU plans freephone standard

Companies wanting to advertise through a free telephone number will find it easier to operate internationally thanks to a new standard from the Geneva-based International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

2 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Telecoms revolution in motion

SO fast is the growth of telecoms around the world that many of the statistics collected for the World Telecomunications Report are already way out of date, but they are a good start for anyone wanting an overview of the world industry.

10 Oct 1995 - 12:00am