Commission on Economy of Infocommunications

 

The primary RCC goals at the initial stage of its development were:

  • the Communications Administrations of Independent States transition from centralized management to work independently,
  • coordination of the issues on the economy of communications of mutual interest for the CIS communications administrations.

To implement these tasks in 1993 there was established the Commission on the Economy of Communications as the RCC working body.

The main goal of the Commission is to develop a coherent and coordinated approaches in order to create the most favorable conditions for the solutions of the issues of economy of communications and informatization of mutual interest for the RCC participants.

 

The main areas of activity of the Commission on the Economy of Infocommunications are:

  • the RCC Communications Administrations interaction in the field of tariff policy,

mutual settlements between communications administrations and telecommunications operators for provided communication services and strengthening of the payment discipline,

  • creation of the RCC common statistical base and release on its basis the Statistical Yearbooks on the RCC CAs activities,
  • improving the indicators system and evaluation of the infocommunication development level indicators on the regional and international levels,
  • coordination of Research and Development Works in the framework of the RCC Charter activities,
  • Regional monitoring of the in- formation development level of the RCC participants’ countries in the international rankings.

The RCC possesses common statistical base and methodological recommendations on filling the indicators, that reflects the overall development level of the CIS countries industry.

It was improved the performance and structure of the Statistical Yearbook on the activities of the RCC Communications Administrations to harmonize the statistical reporting on regional and international indicators of communication and ICT development.

The Statistical Yearbook on the Regional Commonwealth activities in the field of communications is published since 1992 that is the joint work of the RCC Commission on Economy of Communications / Infocommunications, administrations and operators — the RCC participants, that provide the information on technical, technological and economic development and functioning of the communications and informatization industry of their states.

The RCC activities focuses on the development of common approaches to the current issues related to further development of the sector of communication and informatization, effective cooperation with other regional and international organizations and further construction of the information society.

The solution of these tasks is possible only by combining the state actions, business processes participants, scientific and educational communities, civil society and investors in each of the RCC participants’ countries.

The definition of activities perspective directions requires further improvement and development of the RCC common statistical base that forms the basis of this yearbook. For this purpose the RCC Executive Committee cooperates with the RCC Communications Administrations.

In addition the RCC is involved actively in the improvement and additions to the ITU World List of ICT indicators. In order to develop cooperation with the International Telecommunicatio Union in frameworks of the RCC Commission on the economy of Infocommunications in there was created the Initiative Group of experts on preparation of the RCC Common Contributions to supplement and improve the ITU World List of ICT indicators.

In 2011 the RCC Common Contribution on the ITU World ICT indicators has been already submitted to the ITU and adopted as a basis for further work. The work in this direction is continued.

Further improvement of the indicators system and evaluation of the info-communication development level is directed as a reflection of the ICT development dynamics and their deep penetration into society, as well as on the development of new qualitative methodological approaches to study these processes and to ensure reliable international comparisons.

Regional monitoring of infocommunication development (RMICD) of the RCC participants' countries, held in the framework of the RCC Charter activities, is a methodological tool that includes a comprehensive statistical monitoring of the progress and nature of the quantitative and qualitative changes of info-communication processes and phenomena in the economy and the social sphere, assessment and analysis the state of development and potential of in- focommunication development, development of management actions to adjust the national or regional policy on informatization.

Analysis of the RCC participants’ countries in the field of informatization and development of info-communications shows annually that on the regional space it is provided the stable and sufficient implementation of ICT in all spheres of national economy and public administration, and there is the potential to accelerate the info-communication infrastructure based on advanced technologies and standards that facilitate the increased demand for information and communication services, competition on services market and incomes of the telecommunications and information technology industry.

The national strategies on the development of communications, infocommunication technologies and information processes, as well as the action plans to ensure the Cooperation Strategy of the CIS member states in construction and development of the information society for the period up to 2025 are actively implemented in the majority of the RCC participants’ countries.

This approach creates the conditions for systematic implementation of the program of construction of the information society and the large-scale ICT use in the economy and socium, contributing to the evolutionary of the ICT sector development and increasing its efficiency and competitiveness.