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On 7-8 April 2010 RCC Working bodies’ meetings took place in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova)

-       7th meeting of the RCC Working group on working out proposals for revision of the existing order of determining sizes of the RCC participants’ contributions;

 

-       25th meeting of the Commission on the Economy of Communications.

 The meeting was held with the participation of the Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Moldova A.M. Oleinic that is evidence of importance of the questions discussed during the meeting for the RCC participants. Director General of the RCC Executive Committee N. Mukhitdinov also addressed the participants of the meeting with the worlds of welcome. Specialists in the field of the economy of communications from the RCC Communication Administrations and representatives of postal and the communication operators took part in the meetings.

Members of the Commission considered such topical questions as: plan of the RCC CA’s actions on introduction of the Global system of the terminal dues for the international postal traffic (approved by 24th UPU Congress); expediency of working out of universal composite index of the RCC participants’ countries readiness for the information society; results of work of the Expert Group on ITU telecommunication/ICT indicators.

In the framework of the Commission’s meeting the participants shared experience in questions of telecommunication services market liberalization; ways of informational risks decrease in the RCC participants’ countries; impact of changes in legislative acts and international standards of international financial reporting introduction on financial results of the communications organizations; tariff policy for new types of ICT services (digital television, broadband access, etc.).

Questions related to the information society building in the RCC participants’ countries on the basis of wide implementation of information-telecommunication technologies that is one of the strategic directions of world development became the most important in the Commission’s work.

At the Commission’s meeting in particular review on question of monitoring results and activity estimation of the «e-government» in the RCC participants’ countries was heard. As a result of an estimation it was found that according to the international rating of world countries readiness for electronic government, Governments of the RCC participants’ countries achieved considerable success in e-readiness of the public management, started modernization of the documentation processing system, conversion of documents into digital form and internal processes optimization with a purpose of effectiveness increase.  The Commission noted that e-government introduction brings certain political, social and also investment risks which need constant monitoring at all stages of development. With this purpose members of the Commission considered necessary to continue analysis of the e-government introduction results in the RCC participants’ countries and to further share experience at the next meetings of the RCC Commission on the Economy of Communications. 

Within the framework of consideration of a question on information-communication technologies application in postal services of the RCC participants’ countries and development on this basis of the new types of postal services it was noticed that nowadays modernization of  all postal activity is continued by new technologies, modern equipment and facilities application.

According to the Board of the RCC CA’s Heads a question on rendering support to the High Level Working Group on cooperation in the matters of the RCC participants’ countries readiness for the information society was considered. Following the results of consideration it was decided to monitor the ICT introduction and RCC participants’ countries readiness for the information society building on the questions related to RCC Commission on the Economy of Communications competence.

 Great attention the Commission paid to the questions on industry statistics, indicators unification and annually published Statistical Yearbook on the activities of the communications administrations in the field of communications and informatization improvement.

 Discussion also concerned the question related to the RCC normative base improvement, so the Working Group and RCC Commission on the Economy of Communications considered the draft Methods of calculation of the membership contributions of the RCC participants financing RCC expenses. The proposed Methods was approved by the Working Group and submitted for consideration of the RCC Commission on the Economy of Communications, where subsequently also was approved. On the basis of the results of the Commission’s meeting it was decided to submit this draft project for consideration and approval of the RCC Board which will be held on 8 May 2010 in Moscow and having preliminary coordinated it with the RCC Operators Boards.

Next meeting of the RCC Commission on the Economy of communications is planed to be held in September, 2010.