ITU urged to concentrate on teledensity

8 Jul 2005

The International Telecoms Union (ITU) has been told by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to focus more of its efforts on stimulating the growth of fixed line voice telephony in developing countries. The Swiss-led ICC, which represents global business interests, says that the ITU devotes too much of its focus to the technical management of the internet rather than the core issue of teledensity. The ITU has recently announced plans to wrest control of internet administration from the US-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).