Corrigendum: We had incorrectly reported yesterday that India had signed the new ITR Act in an earlier version of this post. We were mistaken, and wrong. Our apologies to our readers for the mistake. The post has been corrected accordingly. Yesterday: The much awaited World Conference on International Telecommunication at Dubai from Dec 3-14, 2012 has seen some interesting twists and turns along its way. Among the many concerns raised world over – internet freedom and control of Internet by International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) have been issues unanimously raised by many across the globe. Consequently, this issue has indeed been an area of heated discussion throughout this conference. Here’s a quick look at some of the important happenings at the conference in Dubai so far: WCIT Proposal Approved Member States of International Telecom Union (ITU) have approved the first proposal of World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). The organization said that this proposal was targeted at improving the connectivity in landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and small island developing states (SIDSS) and provide access to international optical fibre networks. Walk outs on the final day: As we publish this post, 80 nations including U.S., U.K, Canada, Chile, Greece, Sweden, Egypt, Canada, Poland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Kenya, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Qatar, the Czech Republic and others have refused to sign the ITR in its current form. While some of these countries refused to sign it due to discrepancies in the ITR in its current form, the others cited consultation with the capital as a reason to keep…
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