Recognizing WSIS Impacts

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WTSA Resolution 49

WTSA RESOLUTION 49 (Rev. Dubai, 2012)


The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (Dubai, 2012),

  • recognizing
    • a) Resolution 133 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) of the Plenipotentiary Conference, in particular:
      • i) the continuing progress towards integrati on of telecommunications and the Internet;
      • ii) the existing role and sovereignty of ITU Member States with respect to allocation and management of their country code numbering resources as enshrined in Recommendation ITU-T E.164;
      • iii) the paragraph instructing the Secretary-Genera l and the Directors of the Bureaux to take any necessary action to ensure the s overeignty of ITU Member States with regard to Recommendation ITU-T E.164 numbering plans whatever the application in which they are used;
    • b) the evolving role of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly, as reflected in Resolution 122 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) of the Plenipotentiary Conference,
  • noting
    • a) the work of Study Group 2 of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) concerning ENUM;
    • b) the current unresolved issues con cerning administrative control of the highest level Internet domain which will be used for ENUM,
  • resolves to instruct ITU-T Study Group 2
    • 1 to study how ITU could have administrative control over changes that could relate to the international telecommunication resources (including na ming, numbering, addressing, and routing) used for ENUM;
    • 2 to evaluate the current interim procedure for ENUM delegation, and report back to the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau,
  • instructs the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
    • to take appropriate action to facilitate the above an d to report to the ITU Council annually regarding the progress achieved in this area,
  • invites Member States
    • to contribute to these activities,
  • further invites Member States
    • to take appropriate steps within their national lega l frameworks to ensure proper implementation of this resolution.

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