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ITU World 2006 and Upcoming Events

News | 12/08/2006 5:00 am EST

CEOs send message on regulation
A CEO roundtable of vendors and service providers at the ITU World 2006 event in Hong Kong this week told government regulators to use a "light touch" when it comes to regulating telecommunications. Patricia Russo, CEO of the newly merged Alcatel-Lucent, highlighted the challenge of regulation to keeping up with technological change. Reza Jafari, chair of the ITU Telecom World 2006 Forum Advisory Committee, noted that there are a few bottlenecks with regulators being one of them. Orange UK CEO Sanjiv Ahuja said promoting competition in telecommunications is one way to help developing countries grow.

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