International Telecommunication Union has launched the 2020 Global ICT Regulatory Outlook, which includes the Benchmark of Fifth Generation Collaborative Regulation, a new tool for policy-makers and regulators to leverage digital transformation for all through stronger collaboration across sectors.
The ITU said on Thursday that Information and Communication Technology was becoming more prevalent, embedded in many sectors and systems beyond the ICT sector itself.
“Collaboration across sectors proves increasingly successful in piloting regulators and policy-makers towards broad and inclusive digital transformation,” said ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao.
“Indeed, digital technologies and services are transforming lives across society – from agriculture to smart water management systems. ITU stands ready to support regulators and policy-makers around the world. The ‘G5 Benchmark’ serves as a compass for regulators on their journey towards digital transformation for all.”
The Benchmark of Fifth Generation Collaborative Regulation, also referred to as the ‘G5 Benchmark,’ helps fast-track collaboration among regulators and policy-makers from the ICT and other sectors to drive digital transformation for all.
As the ICT landscape is complex and fast-moving, the ‘G5 Benchmark’ offers metrics to assess gaps, proposes smart roadmaps through shifting regulatory landscapes, tracks progress and proposes solutions where concrete progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals has proved challenging.
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