[cmNOG] Telecom Regulatory Board of Cameroon elected to the CTO’s Executive Committee

Tomslin Samme-Nlar s.tomsleen at gmail.com
Sam 27 Oct 10:10:51 UTC 2012

I think the recognition has began coming? Congratulations Cameroon!




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*Kenya elected as the new Chair of the CTO for 2012-13*

                 *Port Louis, Mauritius -26 October 2012* - At the 52nd
Council meeting held on 25th October in Mauritius, Kenya was elected as the
new Chairperson of the Commonwealth Telecommunications
2012-13. Also elected were Nigeria as the First Vice Chairperson and
Trinidad and Tobago as the Second Vice Chairperson. Telkom South Africa and
the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Cameroon were elected to the
CTO’s Executive Committee representing the Industry Partners and the
Development Partners of the CTO respectively.

This meeting also marked an important occasion when the Council adopted the
proposed amendments to the CTO Constitution and Rules of Procedure. Based
on the outcomes of a wide ranging consultation, the amendments modify the
governance structure of the CTO to facilitate the delivery of its mandate.
The new Constitution and the Rules of Procedure improve the stakeholders’
participation in governance, takes into account commercial exigencies and
provides for greater degree of transparency.

The Council meeting was preceded by the 10th Annual CTO Forum, which was
opened by H.E. Mr. Rajkeswur Purryag, GCSK, GOSK, President of the Republic
of Mauritius. The Forum brought together policy makers, regulators and
industry representatives from both Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth
countries, to explore how mobile broadband can be utilized more
effectively, efficiently and securely for development.

In the margins of the Forum, on 24th October, the joint project by the
International Telecommunications Union and the CTO to implement Child
Online Protection in six African countries was launched at a meeting
attended by senior policy makers and regulatory heads, led by Hon.
Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, Minister of Information and Communication
Technology of Mauritius, where the delegates finalized the implementation

A workshop on “IPv6 for Managers”, conducted by AFRINIC together with the
ICT Authority on 24th October, informed high level decision makers of the
challenges and opportunities of the migration from IPv4 to IPv6.

The CTO Council meeting and the Forum were hosted by the Ministry of
Information and Communication Technologies and the ICT Authority of
Mauritius, with generous sponsorship from Diamond Sponsor Mauritius
Telecom/Orange, as well as many other local and international sponsors.

About CTO

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multilateral collaboration in the field of Information and Communication
Technologies (ICTs). It uses its experience and expertise to support
members in integrating ICTs to deliver effective development interventions
that enrich, empower, equalise and emancipate people within the
Commonwealth and beyond.

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Srini Srinivasan
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s.srinivasan at cto.int
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