What is ITS?
ITS works as both an online and offline community where academic, business, and government researchers, industry practitioners, policy makers, and international bodies can consolidate, trade, and discuss specific research and information as they develop.
The main way we achieve that goal is by providing live forums, the biggest of which are our biennial international conferences, where we respond to specific needs as they develop. Beyond that, we also have a membership journal, newsletter, and this website.
On November 21, 2019, the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), along with local host TELUS Communications (Canada) and academic host Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), convened a workshop, in Ottawa, Canada, on spectrum policy and auction best practices from around the world.
The workshop arrives at a critical juncture as regulators the world over are allocating spectrum, and designing associated policies, to enable 5G deployment.
ITS Corporate Members
Congratulations to Friso Bostoen, for the publication of “Online platforms and pricing: Adapting abuse of dominance assessments to the economic reality of free products” in Computer Law & Security Review. Friso Bostoen was the first place winner of the Student Paper Prize 29th ITS European Conference in Trento, Italy, August 1-3, 2018.
ITS Chair Stephen Schmidt
Dear ITS Colleagues:
(Excerpts from ITS Chair’s Opening Remarks in Lusaka)
It is a great honour to be here and to welcome all of you to the 2nd African Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), organized in cooperation with the University of Zambia, the academic host.
In reviewing the Conference program in recent weeks, I found it very striking that the major themes and focus of the Conference – including mobile banking, e-health, education, and competition in mobile telephony — resonate not only within Zambia, but in Africa more generally and, indeed, around the world.
This is because countries all around the world are grappling with the same fundamental questions about how communications can improve societal outcomes across a broad range of endeavours including health, education, government and the economy overall.