RCC Telecommunication and Infocommunications Operators Board

     The main strategic goals of the RCC in the field of telecommunications and infocommunications are:

♦          Development of new technologies in the field of infocommunications services, including intelligent network;

♦          Development of the regulatory framework and recommendations;

♦          Pricing and tariff policy;

♦          Provision of information security of communication networks;

♦          Cooperation and coordination of telecommunication and infocommunications operators.

     In order to fulfill these tasks the RCC Telecommunication and Infocommunications Operators Board was established by the Decision of the Board of the RCC CAs Heads №17/3 on June 5, 1997, and RCC Commission on Telecommunications, established by Board of the RCC CAs Heads Decision №7/7 on January 13,1993. Since April 2002, the RCC Telecommunication and Infocommunications Operators Board and the RCC Commission on Telecommunications united their meetings. Further, by the Board of the RCC CAs Heads decision № 49/20-18 dated 15-16.07.2014, the RCC Commission on Telecommunications was transformed into the RCC Commission on infocommunications. The powers of the RCC Commission on coordination of regulatory authorities in the field of communications, established the Board of the RCC CAs Heads decision №36/6 December 12, 2006 and Informatization Commission, established by the Board of the RCC CAs Heads decision № 19/11 June 4, 1998 were transferred to the RCC Commission on infocommunications.

 

     The main goals of RCC Telecommunication and Infocommunications Operators Board are:

♦          Coordination in the issue of the operation and development of primary networks, automated telephone services networking, document communication services networks, data transmission networks, sound and television broadcasting programs distribution systems, mobile communications networks;

♦          Discussion of the problems of development of intelligent networks, wireless data networks, the introduction of modern information and communication technologies;

♦          Cooperation on the development of technical means of infocommunications;

♦          Cooperation on the operational and technical management of communications networks of interstate directions, including in emergency situations;

♦          Optimization of the commercial and technical conditions of interaction between operators. Improvement of principles and discipline of nettings between opera- tors for the provision of services;

♦          Interaction of operators in the field of information security of interacting communication networks;

♦          Coordination of actions of the quality of communication services management in accordance with the markets and consumers requirements;

♦          Cooperation on the issues of training, retraining and advanced training of personnel;

♦          Organization of research projects of mutual interest and co-financing by the development of concepts, guidelines and technical guidance documents that provide mutually beneficial development and use of networks and services in the RCC telecommunications space;

♦          Promotion in the issue of the introduction of new in- formation and communication technologies and services that enhance the interaction between participants of information and communications services market;

♦          Cooperation on the preparation of proposals for more efficient use of radiofrequency spectrum and other limited resources in the field of infocommunications;

♦          Participation in the elaboration of recommendations on the principles and forms of mutual nettings between telecommunications operators and other infocommunications organizations;

♦          Organization of information and methodological support of the RCC participants in the development of infocommunications, including and preparation for participation in international meetings;

♦          Cooperation with international associations and organizations in the issue of infocommunications development.

     There are 4 working groups attached to RCC Operators Board of Telecommunication and Infocommunications.

 

The main goals and functions of the RCC Infocommunications Commission are:

♦          Elaboration of the harmonized technical proposals and cooperation in the issue of the development of infocommunications during the preparation of documents for the international forums of the ITU, WSIS, etc.;

♦          Development on behalf of the Board of the RCC CAs Heads the proposals for the creation of international infocommunication networks and systems, and coordination of actions of the RCC Communications Administrations in elaboration, operation, development and interoperability of telecommunications networks of mutual interest;

♦          Coordination of the RCC CAs interaction on issues of exploitation and development of national and interstate communication networks;

♦          Organization of development of interstate programs, agreements and recommendations in the issue of communications;

♦          Coordination of the RCC CAs interaction to ensure the survivability and reliability of telecommunication networks;

♦          Coordination of the activities of the RCC on issues of metrology and standardization in the field of infocommunications;

♦          The organization of information support of the RCC on the ongoing work in the field of info communications;

♦          The organization of work on the collection and distribution in the territory of the RCC participants` countries information on the infocommunications;

♦          Assistance in solving the problem of the digital divide in the RCC participants` countries;

♦          Exchange of experience on the implementation of new standards and technologies;

♦          Organization of co-financing of research of projects of mutual interest and the development of concepts, guidelines and guidance documents that provide mutually beneficial development and use of networks and services in the RCC telecommunications space;

♦          Elaboration of coordinated positions of the participants of the RCC Telecommunication and Infocommunications Operators Board, considered by international organizations;

♦          Participation in the development of concepts of existing and future communication networks and market information services.

     Within the framework of the RCC Infocommunications Commission the Working Group for the management and operation of communication networks was established.

     In the area of pricing and tariff policy of regulation has been signed an agreement on the conditions of the inter-operators settlements in the provision of international telecommunications services in CIS. At the moment the issue of accession to the agreement of the countries, that have not signed it, is taking place. Moreover, the project to develop a road map for the imple- mentation of this agreement is under development.